As a physician I cannot survive even a 5% cut, let alone a 21% cut. This system has needed fixing for many years.
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 (800) 833-6354. Use our physician action kit to enhance your communication with lawmakers during the August recess.