House Majority Leader Eric Cantor today released the following statement on House passage of the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act:
"As the President continues to take actions that threaten Medicare, the House is committed to ensuring this program is intact for seniors who rely on it. Modernizing how Medicare reimburses doctors is critical to this effort. Using the savings generated by an Individual Mandate delay already partially in effect to protect and modernize Medicare makes sense. The President has already essentially waived the Individual Mandate for all Americans, so why not use those savings to this end? I thank Dr. Burgess and Chairmen Dave Camp, Fred Upton, Joe Pitts, and Kevin Brady for their work on this important issue and I urge the Senate to take up and pass this common sense bill immediately."