On Thursday, the US House of Representatives passed the bill to repeal the SGR by a vote of 392-37 in a bipartisan effort that did not make it on the Senate’s agenda before they adjourned for a two week break. The Hill reported that “since 2003, lawmakers have put off cuts under the Medicare formula 17 times, perennially punting the solution through short-term ‘fixes’ that, over time, ran up the cost of abolishing the formula to nearly $200 billion dollars.” The Senate will likely vote on the issue soon after their two-week recess. AAHKS members can use the call to action tool on the AAHKS website to contact their Senators as they consider the bill. Full story.

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