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NASHVILLE, TN –Senator William Frist, MD, Aspire Health Co-Founder and Board Chair, spoke at the AHIP Institute & Expo event in Las Vegas, NV today, participating in a panel discussion entitled, “Better Health Care at Lower Cost: Is It Possible?” During his panel discussion, Senator Frist spoke on Aspire’s successes, highlighting how the Aspire model has improved care for patients while lowering health care costs overall.

“Aspire Health is leading the way by improving the delivery of care for those who have a serious illness,” said Senator Frist. “We know it is possible to get better health care with lower costs, because Aspire is doing it every day. I am excited about what the future holds for this groundbreaking company.”

Started in 2013, Aspire specializes in providing an extra layer of support to patients facing a serious illness. Aspire’s clinicians are experts in providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness; helping patients and caregivers navigate the healthcare system; guiding patients and caregivers through difficult and complex treatment choices; and providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families.

The Nashville Business Journal recently recognized Aspire as “the largest non-hospice, community-based palliative care provider in the country.” Aspire, headquartered in Nashville, TN operates across the country in 36 cities and 13 states including Alabama, Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas, with more markets planned later this year.

“We are excited that Senator Frist was able to share the Aspire story with AHIP’s attendees in Las Vegas this week,” said Brad Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Aspire. “We feel very fortunate to have the chance to care for so many patients as they go through some of the most challenging times in their lives.”

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the preeminent national trade association representing the health insurance community. The conference takes place from June 15th – June 17th.

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