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SENATE DELAYS VOTE ON SGR FIX AFTER HOUSE PASSES BIPARTISAN BILL

March 27, 2015

By a sizable majority, the House yesterday approved a bill to repeal Medicare’s sustainable growth rate formula. Coverage portrays the vote as a rare bipartisan victory for Congress and a win for both House Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi. However, the AP(3/27) is reporting this morning that the Senate “has delayed giving final congressional approval ... read more

Congress to Repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate

March 20, 2015

  This is not a test. Repeat: This is not a test. Serious movement is underway in Congress to permanently repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) before theMarch 31 deadline; repeal legislation, H.R. 1470/S. 810 is expected on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives next week. With so few legislative days left before the deadline, ... read more

First Lady, APF, Broad Coalition Pledge to 'Change Direction' of U.S. MH Dialogu

March 7, 2015

“It is time to tell everyone who is dealing with a mental health issue in this country that they are not alone and that getting support and treatment isn’t a sign of weakness--it’s a sign of strength,” First Lady Michelle Obama told 500 mental health leaders and advocates at the launch in Washington, D.C., of the “Change Direction” ... read more

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