Washington -- In a letter to leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means, and Energy and Commerce committees, the president of the American College of Physicians (ACP) today expressed support for the Children’s Health and Medicare Preotection (CHAMP) Act of 2007 (H.R. 3162). Representing 124,000 internal medicine physicians and medical student members, ACP is the largest medical specialty society in the United States.
David C. Dale, MD, FACP, president of ACP, sent letters to Representatives Charles Rangel, chair, and Fortney H. “Pete” Stark, chair of the Health Subcommittee, Committee on Ways and Means. The letter also was sent to Representatives John D. Dingell, chair, and Frank Pallone, Jr., chair of the Health Subcommittee, Committee on Energy and Commerce. (over)
Dr. Dale pointed out that the CHAMP Act will strengthen and expand access to care for children and seniors by:
Dr. Dale completed the letters by commending each of the Congressmen for their efforts and pledging that ACP will work for enactment of the Children’s Health and Medicare Protection (CHAMP) Act of 2007 (H.R. 3162).
“It is critical for Congress to vote for health care for children and seniors,” Dr. Dale concluded. Source:(American College of Physicians)