ACC Applauds Health Care Policies Included in Budget Deal

Contact: Katie Glenn,, 2023756472

WASHINGTON (Feb 09, 2018) -

American College of Cardiology President Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC, made the following statement on the bipartisan budget deal:

"This bipartisan budget deal, demonstrating the importance of access to quality health care for all Americans, is one we can all agree on," said American College of Cardiology President Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC. "There is no better time than Heart Month to see progress on so many policies the ACC has supported over the years to ensure patient-centered care and achieve our mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health. It is so encouraging to see the inclusion of further funding for CHIP, increased access to cardiac rehab and the easing of significant administrative burdens on clinicians."

The American College of Cardiology is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College and its more than 52,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care, offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more, visit


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