Medicare Cuts Coming April 1st Without Action From U.S. Senate!
H.R. 1868 contains two critical sections:
- Section 1: The Statutory Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Act requires across-the-board cuts (sequestration) to certain programs, including Medicare, if certain legislation affecting mandatory spending or revenues increases net deficits. Legislation that Congress designates as an emergency or otherwise excludes from the PAYGO scorecard does not trigger sequestration. Restrictions on the content of reconciliation bills prevented the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 from including a provision to avert sequestration.
- H.R. 1868 will protect Medicare and other programs from PAYGO sequestration. If not passed, the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule would see an additional 4% cut – the maximum sequestration cut allowed – beginning in 2022.
- Section 2: The bill also extends a separate Medicare sequester relief provision, first enacted in the CARES Act, that expires March 31. It would postpone cuts through the end of 2021.
Please email your U.S. Senators today and ask them to support H.R. 1868, legislation that would postpone the 2% cut scheduled for April 1st and stop the cuts associated with the American Rescue Plan. Every email received on Capitol Hill lets lawmakers know how important this issue is and how they can help Medicare patients who choose to see a chiropractor for their health care needs.
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