Hoyer Statement on Final Passage of Medicare Physician Payment Rate Extension

For Immediate Release:

December 9, 2010

Contact:

Daniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after the House passed a year-long extension of the current Medicare physician payment rates. The bill will now go to the President’s desk for his signature:

"I am pleased that today the House passed a year-long extension of the current Medicare physician payment rates and will now send the bill to the President’s desk for his signature. While this legislation will provide seniors with the security of continued access to the physician of their choice and our physicians with at least one full year of SGR relief, this remains a long-term problem that requires a permanent solution. It is my hope that we will revisit this problem in the coming months and that Republicans will join our efforts to secure a long-term solution.”

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