Sending Office: Honorable Jaime Herrera Beutler
We invite you to join us as a cosponsor of H. Res. 643, to recognize women’s cardiovascular health as a critical health care priority.
Every 80 seconds, one woman dies in the United States from heart disease and stroke. Cardiovascular disease in women accounts for 400,000 deaths a year and approximately $1 trillion in health care spending. Despite these devastating facts, many are still
surprised to learn that heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States.
Cardiovascular disease in women affects every state and contributes to increased health care costs. Women are at greater risk of dying in the year following a heart attack than men. Today, a woman diagnosed with cardiovascular disease is also more likely
to live with a disability, receive incorrect treatment, be readmitted to the hospital or become depressed. Additionally, with rising maternal mortality rates it is critical that we address the leading cause of pregnancy related deaths – heart disease and stroke.
As Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care, we believe that bipartisan collaboration and action can lead the way toward saving women’s lives and decreasing the economic burden associated with women’s heart disease. H. Res. 643 promotes increased
awareness and education on symptoms of heart disease in women and calls for sex-specific cardiovascular disease research, including an economic impact study to ascertain the health care system costs of heart disease in women.
We are determined to effect change to save lives. We are asking you to help raise awareness on this important issue by joining us in cosponsoring and supporting H. Res. 643. For more information, please contact Rachel Thompson in Rep. Herrera Beutler’s office
at Rachel.Thompson@mail.house.gov or Debbie Jessup in Rep. Roybal-Allard’s office at
|Jaime Herrera Beutler||Lucille Roybal-Allard|
|Maternity Care Caucus Co-Chair||Maternity Care Caucus Co-Chair|
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