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Independence Blue Cross statement in response to King v. Burwell Supreme Court decision

PHILADELPHIA, PA., June 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Independence Blue Cross (Independence) released the following statement today from President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case King v. Burwell.

"Today's Supreme Court ruling helps ensure that we can continue to provide the security and stability that our members have come to expect from Independence Blue Cross, no matter how they purchase their health insurance coverage.

"We have been serving our members for nearly 80 years, and no one has done more than we have to help make health care reform work.

"However, while the health care reform law has increased access for many, there is still work to be done to make health care more affordable. At Independence we are partnering with physicians and hospitals to introduce new models of care to transform the health care system and provide better coordinated, quality care that helps patients get healthy faster and stay healthy longer. We will continue to work with other health care leaders to improve the quality of health care and rein in costs for everyone."

About Independence Blue Cross

Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania. With our affiliates, we serve nearly 10 million people in 24 states and the District of Columbia, including 2.5 million in the region. For nearly 80 years, we have been enhancing the health and wellness of the people and communities we serve by delivering innovative and competitively priced health care products and services; pioneering new ways to reward doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals for coordinated, quality care; and supporting programs and events that promote wellness. To learn more, visit www.ibx.com. Connect with us on Facebook at ibx.com/facebook and on Twitter at @ibx. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

CONTACT: Kathleen Conlon O: 215-241-4576 C: 267-319-2399 Kathleen.Conlon@ibx.com Diana Quattrone O: 215-241-3113 C: 215-301-3907 Diana.Quattrone@ibx.com

Source:Independence Blue Cross