Congress has given up on repealing the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) as a way to pay physicians under Medicare.
At the end of 2013, Congress passed another short-term fix that prevented physicians’ reimbursements from being cut by one quarter until March 31 — a three-month fix. Lawmakers just passed another fix, this one running for a year.
And, just as always, these politicians who are elected for two-year to six-year terms voted to massively increase spending today, in exchange for significant cuts a decade hence
Read the entire column at John Goodman's Health Policy Blog or the Independent Institute's Beacon blog.