Sen. Paul Proposes Bill To Replace Medicare SGR
On Monday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) proposed a bill (S 3337) that would replace the sustainable growth rate used to calculate payments for Medicare physicians with an annual cost-of-living adjustment. The bill would eliminate the need for Congress to pass periodic "doc-fix" legislation to delay cuts to reimbursement rates under SGR. Paul's legislation would cap annual increases at 3%.
- "Sen. Paul Proposes Permanent 'Doc Fix,' Repeal of 2010 Healthcare Subsidies" (Kasperowicz, "Floor Action Blog," The Hill, 6/26).