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.
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
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