Crossroads GPS Endorses Permanent “Doc Fix” Solution and Entitlement Reform

WASHINGTON—Crossroads GPS president Steven Law today issued the following statement regarding the bipartisan effort to permanently address the “Doc Fix” and to enact meaningful Medicare reforms:

“The current Congress was elected to end the government-by-crisis approach to budgeting and fiscal issues.  Our nation’s long term debt has only gotten worse under President Obama, and it will not improve without a change both in how we do business, and where we place our priorities.”

“For that reason, Crossroads GPS is encouraged to see Speaker Boehner and the House Majority put forward a commonsense solution to the ongoing fiasco known as the ‘Doc Fix,’ and now Democrats are also joining this effort.  For nearly twenty years, Congress has scrambled to stop automatic Medicare reimbursements cuts to doctors who serve our seniors.  These “patches” have cost taxpayers roughly $170 billion, at the cost of great uncertainty and sloppy governance.

“With this long-term solution in place, Congress will no longer be forced to pass temporary bills under duress, and no longer will opportunistic lobbying groups be able to use that ‘must pass’ legislation as a vehicle for unrelated special interest provisions.  Of equal importance, the plan includes meaningful reforms to Medicare that will use the power of market competition to restrain costs.  We should all be united in promising to strengthen Medicare through meaningful reform, and this permanent solution to the ‘Doc Fix’ problem is a step in the right direction.”


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