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Say Goodbye to the SGR

March 31, 2015

There is no shortage of complex policy acronyms in Washington, but last week, we took a bold step to finally erase one from our vocabulary. Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) has plagued seniors, Medicare physicians, and Congress for nearly two decades. The SGR is a flawed formula that places quantity ahead of quality in seniors’ health care....

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Upton Helps Broker “Major Breakthrough” Bipartisan Deal to Strengthen Medicare for Seniors

March 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined by the majority of his House colleagues advanced H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. This bipartisan legislation will permanently fix the broken Medicare payment formula. It will also strengthen the program in the long term, and extend the Children’s Health ...

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Upton, Subcommittee Focus on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse

March 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and his colleagues at the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee today held a hearing focused on the growing problems of prescription drug and heroin abuse. The hearing, titled “Examining the Growing Problems of Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse: State and Local Perspectives” was th...

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