Individual Mandate to Deliver Affordable Premiums, Patient Protections, Says American Heart Association CEO

August 28, 2013 Categories: Advisories & Comments, Advocacy News

Washington, D.C., August 28, 2013 American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement today on the Treasury Department’s final rule implementing the personal responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act:

“The personal responsibility requirement, or individual mandate, being implemented by this rule is crucial to realizing the important patient protections, cost concerns and peace of mind accorded to heart and stroke patients under the Affordable Care Act. Without the protections made possible by the individual responsibility provision, Americans suffering from chronic diseases, such as heart disease and stroke, could be denied access to care or charged substantially higher healthcare costs which would put the critical care and treatment they need out of reach. With final implementation of these provisions we are well on our way to achieving increased patient protections and more affordable premiums for those with pre-existing medical conditions.”

 

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