The ACC’s 2014 Legislative Conference is in full swing at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC.
As Congress considers proposals that will shape the future of health care, it is a critical time for our members to come to Washington, DC, to personally deliver ACC’s message. The conference provides the inside scoop on regulatory changes, legislative action and the state of cardiology to empower members to become effective advocates for patients and cardiovascular professionals. Attendees hear first-hand from members of Congress, Capitol Hill staff and other policymakers who provide an insider’s view from Washington. ACC members also meet directly with congressional leaders to share ways the cardiovascular community is providing quality, cost-effective, evidence-based care to millions of patients nationwide.
The conference kicked off on Sunday, Sept. 14 with a special ACC Political Action Committee (ACCPAC)-sponsored reception and dinner featuring political power couple James Carville and Mary Matalin. On Monday, a full line-up of educational sessions on the hot button issues that impact cardiovascular professionals will arm the entire cardiac care team with information and tools necessary to effect change on both the state and national level. On Tuesday, attendees will head to Capitol Hill for pre-arranged meetings with their congressional offices.
Together, we can help shape health policy to meet the Triple Aim of better health, better outcomes and lower cost.
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