Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Doc Fix

Assuming Costs Away Doesn’t Make SGR Deal Free

Now that we have shown that the "doc fix" pro

SGR Plan Will Likely Increase, Not Reduce, Long-Term Debt

Note: The analysis below is based on an earlier version of the SGR plan, which has since been adjusted to include modestly larger offsets and...

What the Wall Street Journal Gets Wrong on the SGR

This weekend, The Wall Street Journal announced its support for the permanent Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) replacement currently being negotiated in...

Support Grows for Fiscally Responsible Doc Fix

As doc fix discussions continue in Congress, three opinion pieces recently declared support for fully offsetting the cost of a replacement for the...
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CRFB Publishes Updated PREP Plan Outlining Responsible SGR Reform

In light of the upcoming Fiscal Speed Bump when the most recent doc fix patch expires on March 31, yesterday we released an update to our ...

Update: Impending Fiscal Speed Bumps

Congress approached and addressed the first impending "Fiscal Speed Bump" this week, cleanly funding the Department of Homeland...

Congress May Kick the Can Again on the Doc Fix

Repeating a story heard many times before, in a speech at a Federation of American Hospitals conference, House Ways And Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-...

The Benefits of Medicare Benefit Redesign

In a little over one month, lawmakers will face their second significant Fiscal Speed Bump of the year when the one-year "doc fix" expires. At that...

Heritage Offers Package of SGR Offsets

In two months, lawmakers will encounter their third Fiscal Speed Bump of 2015 when the "doc fix" expires, leading to a 21 percent cut in...

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