Don't leave sleep out of reform talks

Sunday, May 31, 2009

WASHINGTON--In an open letter April 6 to President Obama and Congress, the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) urged lawmakers not to forget sufferers of sleep apnea when it comes to healthcare reform. In the April 6 letter, ASAA Executive Director Ed Grandi asks that lawmakers take into account the prevalence of sleep apnea in the adult population; recognize that proper diagnosis and successful treatment of sleep apnea will save the healthcare system money; and understand that the cost of diagnosing and treating sleep apnea is considerably less than what is currently being spent on health care by the millions who are undiagnosed and untreated. For more information: