Time to Continue Down Path to Health Reform, ACC President Comments on U.S. Supreme Court Health Care Ruling

Contact: Stephanie Abraham, sabraham@acc.org, 202-375-6296

WASHINGTON, DC (June 28, 2012) – ACC President William Zoghbi, MD, FACC reacted to the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act this afternoon:
“Now that the long-awaited Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act is behind us, we can continue down the path to health care reform,” said ACC President William Zoghbi, MD, FACC. “The ACC favors provisions in the law that support preventive care, access to care, elimination of waste, and a payment system that encourages quality. Hard work remains ahead before we arrive at a sustainable payment system that emphasizes value and a strong patient-doctor relationship. The American College of Cardiology remains committed to quality patient care.”
To request an interview with Dr. Zoghbi please contact Stephanie Abraham at 202-375-6296.


About the American College of Cardiology
The mission of the American College of Cardiology is to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health. The College is a 40,000-member nonprofit medical society comprised of physicians, surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and practice managers, and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet its stringent qualifications. The College is a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines, and is a staunch supporter of cardiovascular research. The ACC provides professional education and operates national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care. More information about the association is available online at http://www.cardiosource.org/ACC.

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