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WASHINGTON (Jun 28, 2017) -
American College of Cardiology President Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC, made the following statement regarding today's passage of H.R. 1215, Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017:
"Medical liability reform is an essential part of lowering health care costs and increasing patient access to high quality care. The American College of Cardiology is encouraged by the House of Representatives taking up this important issue and thanks all members of the House who voted in support of this legislation," said American College of Cardiology President Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC.
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 acc.org.