Texas Heart Bill

Texas_heart_scan_scan_blog_March2009.jpg In the past month Medicare has opted out of paying for virtual heart scans for patients. However in the wake of this new legislation, Texas is looking to take health insurance and heart attack prevention into it's own hands. After all, everything is bigger in Texas. If the new bill is passed after being heard on March 10th, Texas insurers would be obliged to cover preventative heart scans. The Houston based Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE) presented the bill to Texas legislature. PR Web reported on the possible new regulations, "We are delighted to hear that Texas legislature surprisingly requested an immediate hearing on the bill," said Dr. Morteza Naghavi, founder of SHAPE and Chairman of the SHAPE Task Force who is invited to testify at the Texas house of representative. "We are also pleased to know that the American Heart Association has elected to support the bill as well. This is truly groundbreaking landmark legislation, much like the legislation for mammography," said Dr. Naghavi." If this bill passes in court tomorrow, it would boost the virtual body scan industry significantly. This should also be taken into consideration by high risk patients, those of you with high heart disease risks should consider getting annual check-ups considering heart attacks are the silent killer.
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