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Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP

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 Childrens 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:

  • Providing funding to assure continued and expanded coverage for millions of children from lower-income families through the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
  • Protecting access to Medicare by funding positive physician payment updates in 2008 and 2009 instead of allowing devastating cuts to go into effect. The bill also seeks to improve physician spending targets by eliminating drugs from the targets, ensuring the new coverage decisions are incorporated, and supporting the value of primary and preventive services. The College notes that further legislation will be needed to avert payment cuts in 2010 and subsequent years and to develop an effective method for future updates.
  • Creating the building blocks for Medicare reforms to improve quality. The College is particularly pleased that the bill will create incentives for care coordination by a patients personal physician through a large scale demonstration of the Patient-Centered Medical Home. ACP also strongly supports provisions to fund research o
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Contact: David Kinsman
dkinsman@acponline.org
202-261-4554
American College of Physicians
25-Jul-2007


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