Statement of American Lung Association National President and CEO Harold P. Wimmer, in response to the release of the final Short-Term Limited Duration Rule:
“The short-term plans now allowed by the Department of Health and Human Services will not offer sufficient healthcare coverage for those living with a lung disease such as asthma, lung cancer or COPD. Lung disease patients need access to treatment to be able to breathe. This is a reckless course of action that will negatively impact the health of patients around the country.”
For media interested in speaking with an expert about the importance of quality and affordable healthcare, contact Allison MacMunn at the American Lung Association at [email protected] or 312-801-7628.
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.