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Monday, March 3, 2014

DOCTORS' ORDERS NO. 2: CALL CONGRESS TO REPEAL THE SGR

TMA Board of Trustees Chair Carlos Cardenas, MD, leads a high-powered Texas physician delegation to Washington this week. In conjunction with the Coalition of State Medical Societies and the American Medical Association National Advocacy Conference, we’ll be lobbying Congress to pass the bill to repeal the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. To support our team on the ground, we’re calling on all Texas physicians to flood Capitol Hill on Wednesday with SGR-repeal phone calls. Call AMA’s toll-free hotline, (800) 833-6354, Wednesday to tell Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn and your representative that you want an SGR repeal, not another a short-term patch for the 17th time. Or, you can send an email through the TMA Grassroots Action Center. Joining Dr. Cardenas and TMA staff on the trip will be AMA House of Delegates Vice Speaker Sue Bailey, MD; AMA Trustee Joe Annis, MD; Texas Delegation to the AMA Chair David Henkes, MD; AMA Council on Science and Public Health Chair Russ Kridel, MD; and Texas Delegation members Drs. Asa Lockhart, Les Secrest, Michelle Berger, and Dawn Buckingham.

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