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On May 4, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Trump administration’s attempt to repeal President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA). At the time of this writing, the Senate bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, fell below the 50 votes necessary for reconciliation, meaning a repeal of the ACA is unlikely anytime soon. However, the House bill remains active and could be taken up at any time before this Congress ends on Dec. 31, 2018. Though much is expected to change before the AHCA would become law, this article provides some answers to the IR community’s early questions.
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The society provides several ways to get involved at the grassroots level. You can explore the opportunities in SIR’s Advocacy Toolkit, which provides valuable resources on contacting your representative, visiting a member of Congress and hosting a congressional fundraiser. View the toolkit.
As SIR’s nonpartisan political action committee, SIRPAC represents the needs of interventional radiologists as critical decisions are made. Thanks to its efforts and the support of SIR’s leaders, IR has not seen a specific cut to reimbursement due to an act in legislation since 2008.
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For more information on SIRPAC or what you can do to support its efforts, contact Doug Huynh, SIR director of government and policy affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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