Bipartisan Support Building for Medicare Doctors Fix

Bipartisan support is building in Congress for a measure that would prevent cuts to Medicare to the cost of $174 billion.

According to The Hill, the package being discussed would end the automatic cuts to doctors under Medicare which has been a function of the Sustainable Growth Rate.

Louisiana Rep. John Fleming, co-chairman of the GOP Doctors Caucus, told The Hill that he believes the bill will pass the House in the spring but acknowledged that there could be some opposition from conservatives who do not want to see an increase in the deficit.

“Many of the party’s fiscal conservatives say we should find a way to pay for all of it, but then again I don’t think they understand, as we do as doctors, that that puts our colleagues into a very difficult position,” Fleming said, according to the Hill.