In 2018, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act which included language that would increase access to medically directed, life-saving cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs. Unfortunately, for budgetary reasons they can’t increase access until 2024 and people suffering from heart disease can’t wait that long for treatment!
Patients who complete a cardiac rehabilitation program have a 26% lower risk of dying of a heart disease related death than those that don’t. That’s why it’s imperative that you contact your Representative and encourage them to cosponsor the Increasing Access to Quality Cardiac Rehabilitation Care Act of 2019 (H.R. 3911). This bill would move the date up to 2020 giving people a 4 year head start on the life-saving treatment they need!
Congress has already proven they support increasing access to cardiac rehab programs, but now it’s time to move up the enactment date so millions of people around the country can start receiving the life-saving medical care they need.
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