TMA Statement on the U.S. Senate’s decision to delay until after its Easter recess consideration of the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act that passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming margin on Thursday.
Texas physicians, of course, are applauding the recent announcement from Washington of bipartisan plan to repeal Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. If history is any guide, the current threatened pay cut – 22.4 percent scheduled to take effect April 1 – won’t take effect. Recent editorials in the Journal and Forbes, and from Americans for Tax Reform, the American Action Forum, and the National Center for Policy Analysis give us five solid reasons real conservatives should embrace this plan and lobby hard for its passage:
TMA Statement on Introduction of SGR Repeal Bill
Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer; many people know that. But here’s a surprise: HPV also causes other increasingly common cancers. The good news is there‘s a powerful tool that prevents the virus’ spread and the cancers it causes: The HPV vaccine. It prevents oropharyngeal cancer (a head-neck cancer affecting the throat and tonsils), which is fast becoming the most common cancer caused by HPV, striking more men than women. The vaccine also prevents cervical cancer, which affects only women.