HeartPAC, ACC's Political Action Committee, is the nonpartisan political voice of the College. Using voluntary contributions from domestic U.S. ACC members, HeartPAC fuels the discussion of policy issues that affect the practice of Cardiology and patient care.
HeartPAC's mission is to support federal candidates who can help us advance legislation and policies that:
- Improve health care for patients with cardiovascular disease
- Facilitate the delivery of high quality, cost-effective cardiovascular services
- Fund cardiovascular research and prevention
HeartPAC efforts are aimed at eliminating or reducing hurdles that threaten cardiovascular providers and patients. HeartPAC amplifies cardiology's message to Congress on hot button issues, including graduate medical education and research; health information technology; access to imaging; quality, appropriate use criteria and the use of clinical data; and Medicare reimbursement policy.
Contributions to ACC HeartPAC are completely separate from ACC member dues. Contributions to HeartPAC will be used in connection with federal elections and are subject to the prohibitions and limitations of the Federal Election Campaign Act. HeartPAC is a Political Action Committee established and operating pursuant to the Federal Election Campaign Act. The decision to contribute is voluntary, and refusal to contribute can be made without reprisal. Contributions to ACC Political Action Committee are not tax deductible.