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Lawmakers Mull SGR Options
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The House Ways and Means subcommittee on Health spent two hours Tuesday exchanging ideas about reforming Medicare’s sustainable growth rate with a group of influential healthcare stakeholders.

That the SGR needs the boot was a foregone conclusion among both the assembled panelists and the House members. In his opening comments, Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), committee chair, noted that participants in two previous SGR hearings held recently supported the repeal of SGR. “I couldn’t agree more,” he said. “The SGR is the major contributor to an unhealthy system and it needs to change this year.”