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CBO Analysis Renews Calls for SGR Repeal
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A Congressional Budget Office analysis released this week lops $107 billion from the cost of eliminating the Sustainable Growth Rate funding formula, and that new estimate has resuscitated efforts by some in Congress and the physicians’ lobby to repeal the reviled but unenforced mandate. The new projection, found on page 31 of the CBO’s 77-page Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2013 to 2023, explains that repealing the SGR would cost $138 billion over the next 10 years—significantly less than the $248 billion priced in previous estimates.