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SGR Ripe for Repeal
Health Leaders Media

The cost of repealing the sustainable growth rate formula is practically at fire sale prices. The Congressional Budget Office put a $138 billion price tag on its most recent 10-year score for repealing the SGR. That’s $106 billion less than its 2012 score and just the kind of savings that will resonate with the constituents back home.

Around Capitol Hill there’s a lot of talk about seizing what Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), chair of the Senate Finance Committee, likes to call “this window of opportunity.”