House passes SGR repeal with mandate penalty delay

On Friday, March 14, 2014 the House of Representatives passed legislation to repeal Medicare’s physician payment formula in a bill that also would delay the health reform law’s individual mandate penalty, setting the measure up for failure in the Senate.

In a 238-181 vote Friday morning, House members passed the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act, which also includes an amendment from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) to delay for five years payment penalties for people who don’t purchase health insurance.

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