We made a lot of progress last year trying to expand access to telestroke care with the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act. And for that, thank you! But the journey is not over yet.
Although we were thrilled to have 171 House cosponsors on the bill, the FAST Act didn’t make it across the finish line. But it got very, very close!
This is the year to make it happen!
Last week the FAST Act was reintroduced in the U.S. Congress. This is the first step on our journey to get the bill across the finish line.
And now our work really begins.
All You're the Cure advocates know how important this legislation is to stroke patients. With 11.2 million Americans expected to suffer the burden from a stroke by 2035 and costs exceeding $143 billion, we cannot afford to restrict access to this vital care any longer.
Let’s start getting support for the FAST Act now.