Specifically the bill would:
- Require the Health & Human Services secretarty to report to Congress on the quality and access to care for women with cardiovascular disease on an annual basis.
- Require effectiveness and safety data classified by race, gender and ethnicity on all new experimental drugs and medical devices.
- Expand funding eligibility to all 50 states for the CDC’s WISEWOMAN screening program
Rep. Capps feels that the HEART for Women Act will be extremely beneficial to millions of women.
“My legislation … ensur[es] more women have access to screening for heart disease, filling the critical knowledge gaps by ensuring that healthcare professionals are informed about the risks of cardiovascular disease in women, and supporting increased data collection to identify new treatments for women,” said Capps.
Find out more about this exciting legislation by reading AHA’s official statement.