Conference committee to meet as early as Jan 17. SGR to be addressed?
January 6, 2012

This month a House-Senate Conference committee will begin meeting as early as January 17th to resolve outstanding issues on pay roll taxes, unemployment insurance, and Medicare’s flawed SGR forumla.

There continues to be bipartisan interest in taking this opportunity to repeal the SGR, utilizing in whole or in part the excessive funds included in the current baseline for Overseas Contingency Operations, or OCO.

It is critical that we encourage the efforts of those in the House and Senate who support repeal of the SGR and who recognize that continued temporary patches drive the costs of eventual repeal higher by tens of billions of dollars every time it is delayed.

Learn more about why we need to fix the flawed SGR formula:
Now is the time to fix SGR
Implications of a one-year Medicare patch
Implications of a two-year Medicare patch

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