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Obama Calls for Permanently Fixing Physician Payment Formula
Health Leaders Media

Physicians worried about the 21% cut in Medicare and TRICARE payments that started June 1 were the subject Saturday of President Obama’s weekly address in which he called for “permanently reforming” the way physicians are paid.

Citing the initial role of the sustained growth rate (SGR) a decade ago to slow Medicare costs, Obama said the cuts proposed by the SGR would not “only jeopardize our physicians’ pay, but our seniors’ healthcare.”