As a physician I cannot survive even a 5% cut, let alone a 21% cut. This system has needed fixing for many years.
Let's make SGR repeal happen
The AMA is working toward a better health system for patients, physicians and the nation as a whole.
It's time to repeal the SGR formula and transition to a higher performing Medicare program. We need to foster innovation and remove barriers to physicians delivering the high-quality care that patients deserve.
Our military personnel deserve access to quality health care.
The SGR hurts TRICARE, the health care program for military personnel and their families.
Since 2003, Congress has enacted 17 patches to stop Medicare physician payment cuts, creating uncertainty for patients
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
ONCE AGAIN, PHYSICIAN SERVICES FACE A 21% CUT
DUE TO THE FLAWED SGR PAYMENT FORMULA. NOW IS THE TIME
TO REPLACE THE SGR WITH A NEW SYSTEM ALTOGETHER.
GROWING GAP BETWEEN MEDICARE PAYMENT UPDATES AND
PRACTICE COST INFLATION THREATENS PATIENTS AND PHYSICIANS
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.