Fix Medicare Now for a Healthier Tomorrow

Our military personnel deserve access to quality health care.
The SGR hurts TRICARE, the health care program for military personnel and their families.

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I am an elder law attorney in Spokane, Washington. I have many clients whose physicians have retired. It is extremely difficult for my clients to find a doctor who is willing to see them. When my mother’s doctor retired (in Colorado) it took many months for her to find a new doctor.

Cheryl M.

Spokane, WA


Since 2003, Congress has enacted 17 patches to stop Medicare physician payment cuts, creating uncertainty for patients

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Baby Boomers Are Retiring

Jan 1, 1946 through Dec 31, 1964

Did you know? 10,000 new Medicare enrollees enter the system every single day

PHYSICIAN SERVICES FACE AN ACROSS-THE-BOARD
REIMBURSEMENT CUT OF 21% DUE TO A FLAWED PAYMENT
FORMULA, THE SUSTAINABLE GROWTH RATE (SGR)

THE GAP BETWEEN MEDICARE PAYMENTS AND PRACTICE COSTS
IS GROWING AND WILL THREATEN PATIENTS’ ACCESS TO CARE

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Can we survive the loss of more jobs?

766,000 jobs are projected to be lost by 2021 due to the 2% sequester cuts. How many additional jobs would be lost with a 21% SGR cut?

The health care has long been a mainstay even in times of recession, In 2012 health care accounted for 1 in 5 or 20% of jobs created in the United States.

While many of the top sectors of job loss are healthcare related, many other industries will suffer as well due to the indirect impact this will have on the economy.