Low-Income Children to Get Shafted By Congress

The Philadelphia Tribune

March 31, 2015


Congress is about to strike a deal that takes care of seniors and doctors but leaves low-income and at-risk children short. Congress’ annual struggle to avoid cuts in Medicare reimbursement rates so physicians will continue to give seniors the care they need is widely considered must-pass bipartisan legislation. Known as the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) or “doc fix,” this annual process often provides a vehicle for moving other legislative health priorities.
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