[PATIENT ACTION NETWORK] Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate

Congress has returned to work after closing out 2013 with positive momentum towards repealing Medicare’s flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. Lawmakers passed separate legislative proposals in key committees in the House and Senate that would finally repeal the SGR and fix Medicare for patients.

Bipartisan negotiations over those legislative proposals are now underway. Congress will effectively be in session for just six weeks from now until March 31. 

It is time for Congress to bring repeal of the SGR across the finish line before payment cuts threaten physicians and patients once again. 

Tell Congress that patients must see action on repealing the SGR before March 31

You can send an email to your representative and senators or place a phone call today via the ANAs toll-free grassroots hotline at (888) 434-6200

Urge lawmakers to reinvigorate bipartisan efforts to repeal the SGR and ensure that progress does not stall before March 31. 

Be sure to visit FixMedicareNow.org for the latest information and resources on the AMA’s campaign to engage physicians, patients and policymakers in the effort to repeal the flawed Medicare SGR formula and achieve reform that will transform Medicare into an effective, 21st century model of care.

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