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Monday, June 25, 2012

TEXAS PHYSICIANS STAND UP FOR BORDER PATIENTS IN D.C.

Physicians representing the Border Health Caucus met with members of Congress in Washington, D.C., to discuss obstacles that interfere with health care delivery. For the past seven years, Texas physicians have traveled annually to the nation’s capital to discuss how Congress’ decisions — or lack of decisions — affect doctors’ ability to care for their patients. Top of mind is Medicare’s flawed Sustainable Growth Rate physician payment formula. If Congress doesn’t act soon, physicians face a pay cut of almost 30 percent Jan. 1, 2013, which will further jeopardize border Texans’ access to a doctor. They also discussed with the Texas congressional delegation the many problems with the Patient Protection and Affordable, what’s missing in the law, as well as what works and should be retained. 

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