Congresswoman Julia Brownley

Representing the 26th District of California

BROWNLEY STATEMENT ON H.R. 4015, THE SGR REPEAL AND MEDICARE PROVIDER PAYMENT MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2014

Mar 14, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement after she voted against H.R. 4015, the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014:

"Repealing and replacing the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) with a system that rewards quality care and ensures patients’ access to their doctors is critical to strengthening Medicare. I support a permanent solution to the Medicare doc fix, and I am deeply disappointed that House Republicans included a last-minute provision that they knew full well would undermine an otherwise bipartisan, bicameral bill. House Republicans should stop playing politics with the health of our nation’s seniors."

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