Texan Leads in Pushing Bipartisan Support for SGR Repeal

U.S. Rep. Bill Flores (R-Bryan) joined a Democratic congressman in urging House leaders to repeal Medicare's Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula this year. Representative Flores and Rep. Dan Maffei (D-N.Y.) are asking their colleagues to sign on to a bipartisan letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. 

 "We should not pass up this chance to repeal the SGR — with fiscally responsible offsets — and enact a permanent solution," they wrote. "This year represents a great opportunity to repeal the flawed SGR formula, reform health care delivery to drive quality and efficiency, and set Medicare on a more stable and predictable course for current and future generations of patients and physicians."  

Two Texans — Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi) and Mike Conaway (R-Midland) — already have signed on. Two other Texans — Reps. Michael Burgess, MD (R-Lewisville), and Kevin Brady (R-Conroe) — have been among the leading House forces all year to advance the SGR replacement bill.   


Action, Nov. 1, 2013

 


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