The American College of Cardiology (ACC) president Mary Norine Walsh has issued a statement on upcoming Senate vote to precede to US healthcare reform legislation. In it, she claims the reform measures being contemplated in the Senate (the Better Care Reconciliation Act or the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act) would “result in the loss of insurance coverage for millions of Americans, limiting access to care for those who need it most”.
She adds: “The American College of Cardiology opposes both of these approaches to health reform. Instead, we urge Senate leaders and members on both sides of the aisle to work in an open, bipartisan process to advance concepts that align with the ACC’s Principles for Health Reform. These principles prioritise patient access to meaningful insurance coverage and protection for individuals with pre-existing conditions, goals that would advance the outcome we all strive for: a healthcare system that strengthens and secures the highest quality care for all Americans.”