American College of Cardiology says that reforms to US healthcare come at “expense of bipartisan negotiations”

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Mary Norine Walsh

The president of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), Mary Norine Walsh, has said that “it is concerning” that the Graham-Cassidy proposal (for US healthcare reform) is “being rushed to the Senate floor not only at the expense of bipartisan negotiations, but without a detailed analysis by the Congressional Budget Office”.

In a statement released by the ACC, she also calls for “a thorough examination of the effect on Americans’ access to insurance coverage and the potential for increased cost and decreased protection for older, sicker patients”.

“The American College of Cardiology once again urges the Senate to work in a bipartisan fashion and advance consensus healthcare reforms that align with the ACC’s Principles for Health Reform. We must all work together to achieve an outcome that puts patients first and protects access to care,”  her statement continues.


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