ACEP’s Health Care Reform Positions: A Letter to the ACEP Council

Angela Gardner, MDIn a letter to the ACEP Council this week, ACEP President Dr. Angela Gardner outlined the current state of national health care reform and conveyed the essential components of reform outlined in ACEP policies. Her letter includes ACEP’s positions and a breakdown of the EM provisions in the pending bills.

“In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on the need for comprehensive reform of America’s health care system. With almost 50 million uninsured Americans and sharply rising costs in health care, the current system is unsustainable. There is, however, considerable disagreement and controversy over how to fix the severely challenged health care system.”

Read the letter online.

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  1. #1 by Steve - June 17th, 2010 at 08:07

    A lot has happened since this post was published. While over at Sportaid the other day we were debating what effect health care reform will have on disabled persons in America. Especially those in need of assistive technology like wheelchairs and common medical supplies like catheters and other necessities. One of our staff members referred us to a great source of information.

    For a description of how health care reform affects disabled persons in America there is probably no other document more clear and concise than Impact of Health Care Reform on People with Disabilities, which is provided free by the United Spinal Association and the National Spinal Cord Injury Association.

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