WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today issued the following statement after the Senate approved H.R. 2, the Medicare access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. The House overwhelmingly approved of this bill in March by a vote of 392-37.
“Stick a fork in it, it’s finally done.”
On February 7, 2013, Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committee leaders first unveiled a framework to permanently repeal the SGR and move to a new system that promotes quality care for seniors. Click here for a complete timeline of the committee’s leadership in this effort.