On June 9th, Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced the Increasing Access to Quality Cardiac Rehabilitation Care Act of 2021. This continues the progress we made earlier this year and is companion legislation to the U.S. House bill that was introduced in March.
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For those that don’t know, this bipartisan legislation would expand and expedite access to life-saving cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services by authorizing physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists to order and supervise this care beginning in 2022.
Quite literally, this bill can save lives. Heart patients who enroll in cardiac rehabilitation have a 26% lower risk of cardiovascular disease-related death compared to those who don’t. That’s a big number and one we can’t ignore. This bill will help us continue to build a world of longer, healthier lives and that’s why it is imperative that we tell our U.S. Senators to cosponsor this life saving legislation and ensure this bill becomes law. If you want to help, we’ve made it easy. Please click this link and take just 30 seconds to send an email to your Senators urging them to cosponsor the Increasing Access to Quality Cardiac Rehabilitation Care Act of 2021.