“As a retired military person my TRICARE insurance is also dependent on Medicare payments.” - Donn E. (Seattle, WA)
The least we can afford to do for those who have so selflessly served their country is protect their health coverage upon their return. It is time to move to a more stable Medicare physician payment system that provides security for uniformed service members, retirees and their families seeking access to care, and the physicians who care for them.
For too long, patients have been left wondering if Congress will address the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR), a formula based on economic growth dictating Medicare physician payment rates. Consistently passing temporary patches, with the threat of future cuts, leads to uncertainty for patients who rely on important health care programs like TRICARE, a healthcare program for military personnel and their families. Failure to act only makes future cuts steeper and escalates the costs of permanent payment reform.
Think of the heroes who have so bravely served; it is time to serve them. Tell Congress: repeal SGR.