Summary: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the accuracy of geographic adjustment factors under the Medicare program and to permanently extend certain adjustments to such factors for certain localities, and for other purposes. Cosponsors (Bipartisan)
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 7/24/19.
STATUS: Introduced 6/18/19 by Rep. Finkenauer, Abby [D-IA-1].
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- “I’ve been hearing from folks across our district who are worried about being able to get the health care they need,” said Congresswoman Finkenauer. “When a doctor’s office or health clinic closes in a rural area, Iowans have to drive hours to get care and it means we’re losing good jobs in our communities. For two decades, Iowa doctors have been shortchanged by a government formula that underestimates the costs of labor and practice expenses. This bill is the direct result of listening to the needs of our small medical practices, health care clinics, community stakeholders, and patients. I’m proud to have worked with my Republican colleagues to introduce legislation that will help our doctors keep serving Iowa patients.” (Source: Rep. Craig, Press Release, 7/17/19)
- The Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) proudly endorsed the “Keep Physicians Serving Patients Act” (Source: The Wisconsin Medical Society)