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Organizations: Patient access to care should be priority for Trump administration

Organizations: Patient access to care should be priority for Trump administration
December 2, 2016

While acknowledging there is uncertainty around what health care initiatives might occur in the administration of president-elect Donald J. Trump, cardiology professional societies and industry groups expressed hope that the administration and Congress will work to improve patient access to care.

“Our job is to try and work with whatever administration or Congress is in place, regardless of any elections, to try to do our very best to continue to prosecute the idea that good patient care is the ultimate goal, and our vehicle ... is to help our membership accomplish that,” Richard A. Chazal, MD, FACC, medical director of the heart and vascular institute at Lee Memorial Health System, Fort Myers, Florida, and president of the American College of Cardiology, told Cardiology Today.

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