Academy Board Member Testifies Before Congress

March 30, 2009

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Updated on April 2, 2009

The US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee invited AAN Board member Bruce Sigsbee, MD, FAAN, to testify on behalf of the Academy during a hearing focusing on health care quality and cost control on Thursday, April 2. Sigsbee testified about his experience as a practicing neurologist and the consequences of the current Medicare fee schedule. Sigsbee, nominated as President Elect of the AAN and AAN Professional Association, is the chair of the Governance Subcommittee and of BrainPAC.

AAN Board member Bruce Sigsbee, MD, FAAN, testifies on behalf of the Academy at the hearing "Making Health Care Work for American Families: Saving Money, Saving Lives." (photo credit: Charles Votaw)

This invitation was extended by both the majority and minority parties after Sigsbee met with key members of Congress before and during Neurology on the Hill.

Read Sigsbee's testimony and a related press release.

For questions or comments, please contact Mike Amery, AAN Professional Association Legislative Counsel, at mamery@aan.com or at (202) 349-4299.

Watch AAN Testimony to Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee

Watch Sigsbee's testimony.

Access the complete webcast (Dr. Sigsbee's testimony begins at 02:42:00).

The hearing, "Making Health Care Work for American Families: Saving Money, Saving Lives," was broadcast on the web.