Main Street Applauds House Passage of Legislation to Strengthen Medicare by eliminating the Sustainable Growth Rate and “Doc Fix”

(Washington, DC) – The Main Street Partnership today applauded the House of Representatives for passing bi-partisan legislation to strengthen and reform Medicare by eliminating the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and accompanying "doc fix."

“Thanks to the hard work of Chairmen Fred Upton and Paul Ryan, the House of Representatives took an important step to strengthen and protect these important programs for our nation’s seniors, health care providers, and low-income children,” said Main Street Partnership’s Chief Operating Officer Sarah Chamberlain. “Most importantly, this bill provides certainty to doctors by giving them stable and predictable reimbursement schedules so they can serve the health…

Main Street Applauds Passage of Fiscally Responsible Federal Budget

(Washington, DC) – The Republican Main Street Partnership, which is aligned with the governing wing of the Republican Party and counts more than 65 House Republicans among its membership, today applauded the passage of a fiscally responsible federal budget. The House-passed proposal would balance the budget in less than 10 years – without raising taxes – and cut spending by $5.5 trillion, which is more than any previously adopted Republican budget.

Main Street’s Chief Operating Officer Sarah Chamberlain made the following statement applauding tonight’s vote:

“Put simply, to budget is to govern and the House-passed budget is a blueprint for responsible governing.…

From E&C: Support for Permanent #SGR Solution Continues to Grow

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives on Thursday will vote to put an end to the nearly two decades of “fixing” the broken Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). Bipartisan leaders of the Energy and Commerce and House Ways and Means Committee earlier this week introduced H.R. 2, legislation to fix the Medicare payment formula for doctors, protect seniors’ access to their Medicare physicians, strengthen the program over the longer term, and extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Support continues to build for this “historic opportunity” to strengthen Medicare and put an end to the repeated and costly “doc fix” bills…

Obama endorses Medicare deal

President Obama signaled Wednesday he’s prepared to sign a bipartisan deal on Medicare emerging in Congress.

“I’ve got my pen ready to sign a good bipartisan bill,” the president said during a speech at the White House.

“I love when Congress passes bipartisan bills that I can sign, it’s very encouraging,” he joked to applause.

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OPINION: Upton, Ryan, Kline in WSJ: An Off-Ramp From Obamacare

If the Supreme Court follows the law, there will be an opening for a sane health-care alternative. Here it is.
On Wednesday the Supreme Court will take on yet another legal challenge to the president’s health-care law, when the justices hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell. If the court rules against the administration, as any fair reading of the law would demand, millions of individuals and families will hit a major roadblock: They’ll be stuck with health insurance designed by Washington, D.C., that they can’t afford. Americans should have an off-ramp from ObamaCare—a legislative alternative that leads them away from an…

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Main Street Applauds House Passage of Legislation to Strengthen Medicare by eliminating the Sustainable Growth Rate and “Doc Fix”

(Washington, DC) – The Main Street Partnership today applauded the House of Representatives for passing bi-partisan legislation to strengthen and reform Medicare by eliminating the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and accompanying “doc fix.” “Thanks to the hard work of Chairmen Fred Upton and Paul Ryan, the House of Representatives took an important step to strengthen […]

Main Street Applauds Passage of Fiscally Responsible Federal Budget

(Washington, DC) – The Republican Main Street Partnership, which is aligned with the governing wing of the Republican Party and counts more than 65 House Republicans among its membership, today applauded the passage of a fiscally responsible federal budget. The House-passed proposal would balance the budget in less than 10 years – without raising taxes […]

From E&C: Support for Permanent #SGR Solution Continues to Grow

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives on Thursday will vote to put an end to the nearly two decades of “fixing” the broken Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). Bipartisan leaders of the Energy and Commerce and House Ways and Means Committee earlier this week introduced H.R. 2, legislation to fix the Medicare payment formula for […]

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