|Federal and State Budget Constraints and soaring health care costs are forcing government officials to consider policy changes that may limit patient access to important therapies.
Medtronic’s on-going commitment to ensure health care access to advanced medical therapies is a collaborative effort. The active participation of dedicated clinicians, facilities, patients and their caregivers is critically important. It is vital that public policymakers hear from you regarding how these therapies and devices are beneficial, and why access to them should be preserved.
With your help, we can work toward protecting patient access to medical technology for all who need it.
|Clinician involvement lends a practical perspective of the medical necessity of safe, cost-effective therapies and devices, and the profound impact that reduced access would have on their ability to treat their patients.
Hospitals and Surgical Centers are important advocates because of the fundamental role they play in providing for patient care.
Patients and their families are at the heart and soul of the matter, and provide an invaluable human voice. Patients’ willingness to share their stories will help policy makers understand the importance of protecting access to therapies.