With this unprecedented set of circumstances Congress must continue its progress and vote early this year to enact fiscally-responsible legislation aimed at ending the SGR era, and make reforms that will not only preserve Medicare, but make it better for the 49 million Americans who rely on it today, and for future generations of patients and the physicians who are entrusted with their care.
The time is now for Congress to put an end to the SGR, it is the fiscally responsible solution and will improve care delivery for Medicare patients for years to come.
Ardis Dee Hoven, M.D., is president of the American Medical Association.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., walks on Broadway after a Future Forum with young entrepreneurs in the Flatiron District of New York City, April 16, 2015. Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Grace Meng, D-N.Y., also attended.