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The college, along with 20 surgical groups, sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) saying it is prepared to mobilize opposition to the Senate bill if the chamber’s package does not include several measures, including a permanent fix to the physician payment system under Medicare.

The group said it supports health care reforms generally. But “we cannot support legislation that puts at risk both quality of care and patient access,” said A. Brent Eastman, chairman of the American College of Surgeons board of regents, in a press statement. “Our system is badly in need of reform but if the legislation does not address these concerns, it will do little to fix its underlying problems and may make it worse.”

Other groups that signed the letter include the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the Society for Vascular Surgery, among others.

Kate Ackley contributed to this report.

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