ACLA Statement on President-elect Biden’s American Rescue Plan
Washington, D.C. – In response to the release of President-elect Biden’s American Rescue Plan, ACLA President Julie Khani released the following statement:
“ACLA members stand ready to support the incoming Biden Administration as they confront the greatest public health threat in a century. President-elect Biden’s plan takes critical and necessary steps to address core challenges that have persisted since the outset of this pandemic.
After performing more than 90 million PCR tests for COVID-19, we remain focused on our efforts to expand access to, and coverage of, accurate and reliable testing for every American.
Meeting the evolving needs of patients nationwide requires significant investment in high precision instruments, adequate testing supplies, a highly trained workforce, modernized reporting systems, cutting edge research and specialized transportation logistics. We remain committed to working with Congress and the incoming Biden Administration to ensure labs can make these investments and increase capacity for the innovative diagnostics our country needs, now and in the future.”
The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) is the national trade association representing leading laboratories that deliver essential diagnostic health information to patients and providers. ACLA members are at the forefront of driving diagnostic innovation to meet the country’s evolving health care needs and provide vital clinical laboratory tests that identify and prevent infectious, acute and chronic disease. ACLA works to advance the next generation of health care delivery through policies that expand access to lifesaving testing services.