The American Association For Respiratory Care is committed to improving lung health for our patients through legislative activities.
This year there are FOUR legislative initiatives we are asking our members of Congress to co-sponsor:
1. The CONNECT for Health Act which increases access to Respiratory Therapists as Telehealth Practitioners.
2. The SMART Act, which will exclude home mechanical ventilators from competitive bidding and update current home care coverage policies.
3. The SOS Act which will protect payment for cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.
4. The Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act
We are engaging Respiratory Therapists throughout the country to write to their elected representatives, asking their support for legislation that would improve coverage for thousands of Ohioans with lung health issues.