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  • Blog Post: AHA Statement on the 2nd Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

    Washington, D.C., March 22, 2012 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, signed into law on March 23, 2010: “As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) turns 2, the heart health of many Americans continues...
  • Blog Post: Coming Soon: New Tool to Make Understanding Insurance Plans Easier

    Given the choice, would you rather prepare your taxes, exercise at the gym, or try and figure out your health insurance policy? If you chose one of the first two options you’re not alone! A 2008 survey found that most Americans agree with you. The good news, however, is that coming soon a new tool...
  • Blog Post: Urge Congress to Protect Women’s Heart Health

    Cardiovascular disease remains the leading killer of American women, but sadly, the life-saving WISEWOMAN program only has enough funding to reach at-risk women in 20 states with the tools they need to prevent heart disease and stroke. Meanwhile, millions of women around the country are forced to wait...
  • Blog Post: Nearly 50,000 with Pre-Existing Conditions Covered Under Health Reform Law

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a new report today finding that the Pre-Exisiting Condition Insurance Plans (PCIP) created under the Affordable Care Act will enroll close to 50,000 people. These PCIPs help those Americans who are barred from private insurance do to a pre-existing...
  • Blog Post: AHA Files Joint Amicus Brief to Supreme Court

    The nation’s leading groups representing patients and families living with cancer, diabetes, heart disease or stroke jointly filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court today in support of provisions of the Affordable Care Act that are critical for people with life-threatening chronic diseases...
  • Blog Post: Mark Your Calendars!

    National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 3rd and we want to make sure you are ready to raise awareness in a big way! In addition to sporting your favorite red attire that day, you can organize Wear Red Day activities in your community or workplace. Visit the Wear Red Day hub to find local events, to...
  • Blog Post: Nancy Brown Gives Keynote Address at eHI Conference

    American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown gave the keynote address at the annual eHealth Initiative’s (eHI) 2012 Annual Conference, held January 11-12 in Washington, D.C. Her speech examined the positive impact of technology on cardiovascular health and stroke care and how the AHA is involved...
  • Blog Post: Health and Human Services Year in Review

    Check out this video below from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that recaps 2011. In this video, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks about the Million Hearts Campaign , which the American Heart Association is a proud member. The Campaign aims to prevent one million heart attacks and...
  • Blog Post: Medicare and Medicaid Dodge a Bullet – For Now

    AHA/ASA You’re the Cure advocates made their voices heard with the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction – the so-called “Super Committee” – about the impact that significant changes or cuts to Medicaid and Medicare would have on many of our most vulnerable...