Fix Medicare Now for a Healthier Tomorrow

Turn up the heat on SGR this summer

In Washington, D.C., August means one thing: summer recess for lawmakers. A five-week period when members of Congress are back in their districts hosting constituent events, such as town halls, coffee-on-the corner and in-office meetings.

This is a great opportunity to let your elected officials know that now is the time to repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. Let's turn up the heat on your lawmakers this month to encourage them to continue working in a bipartisan manner and repeal the SGR formula.

While your members of Congress are at home for the next five weeks, send them an urgent email and call their district offices via the AMA’s hotline at (888) 434-6200.

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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Medicare / Tri Care we need, Tri Care was a military deal with retired people, help us older people, we have given our lives when we were younger, now they want to dump us for no good reason. Stay true to us.My husband needs you now more than ever.Spent life in Service, now sick and life down to days and Our Lord only know. Help us don't dump us, now they figure we are no more good to them. Give us credit for our younger time take care of us now.

Jo Ann S.

Hampton, VA


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.