Patients and doctors alike want Congress to permanently fix the flawed Medicare physician payment system and replace it with a fair, stable funding formula. As patients we depend on Medicare to have access to doctors we need when we are sick. We deserve to receive the care that we have been promised.
Both doctors and patients are asking Congress to “keep what’s good in our health care system and fix only what’s wrong.” Something that is very wrong is the formula Medicare uses to pay physicians. Each year for the past decade, physicians have faced steep payment cuts that make it harder and harder for them to care for their Medicare patients. Congress knows about the problem. They know the faulty formula Medicare uses to pay doctors does not work but they have not fixed the problem. Congress MUST focus on this problem
Congress must work together to fix the current flawed Medicare physician payment system.
Please fix Medicare by developing a rational Medicare physician payment system that automatically keeps up with the cost of running a practice and is backed by a fair, stable funding formula.
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