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SCAI Opposes U.S. House of Representatives Health Reform Bill in Current Form
Date:7/28/2009

WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) supports the U.S. House of Representatives' goal of expanding health coverage to a greater number of Americans and reducing health care costs; however, the Society urges the House to make significant revisions to its health reform bill (H.R. 3200) to make quality patient care its first priority and protect patient access to specialists.

Reducing funding to train specialty physicians, combined with further reductions in Medicare payments to specialists, will exacerbate the growing shortage of specialty physicians such as interventional cardiologists, which means patients having life-threatening heart attacks may not have access to physicians who provide life-saving care like angioplasty. The bill's proposed public health plan, based on Medicare, could put patients at risk as a result of greater government controls and restrictions on access to specialty care. Finally, the bill fails to address skyrocketing medical liability costs, which have significantly contributed to the high cost of health care in this country.

Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer in America and the country cannot afford to reduce patient access to the most contemporary, life-saving heart disease care. SCAI supports health reform legislation that:

  • Is patient centered, affordable and equitable
  • Is evidence-based and safe
  • Expands health coverage without expanding government control, nor compromises quality or access to care for Americans currently covered by health insurance
  • Protects patient access to life-saving and life-enhancing care
  • Allows access to emerging medical therapy and devices
  • Encourages quality care through guidelines-driven treatments and outcomes reporting
  • Reduces costs, including the high cost of malp
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