Earlier today the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation that would permanetly repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula before the March 31 deadline.
Now it is the US Senate’s turn to act, and TIME IS RUNNING OUT before they adjourn later tonight for a two-week recess. That’s why we need you NOW, more than ever, to contact your senators to remind them that they have unfinished business here in Washington, DC.
The president has stated publically that he would sign this bipartisan legislation IF it got to his desk, leaving the Senate as the last hurdle to passing Medicare reform and repealing the SGR once and for all.
We’ve NEVER been this close – let’s make sure SGR reform finally gets across the finish line by contacting your senators through every means available and asking them to pass H.R. 2 (formerly H.R. 1470/S. 810).
1. Call your senators using the AMA’s toll-frr grassroots hotline: 800-833-6354.
2. Send an urgent email to your senators reinforcing the need for SGR repeal now.
3. Contact key senators still undecided on this most critical issue directly through their social media channels and share with your own Facebook friends and Twitter followers as well.
This is urgent. These is still time for Congress to pass meaningul SGR reform before the deadline, BUT IT HAS TO ACT NOW!
Notice from: Washington State Medical Association 2001 Sixth Avenue, Suite 2700 Seattle, Washington 98121