Physicians demand fixing HR2 “docfix” before Senate passage

krisheldmd

March 30, 2015

Dear Senators,

March 26, 2015, H.R. 2, known as the “Doc Fix”, was passed in the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support. Ironically, the original intent of this bill was usurped in the name of compromise by members tacking on what can only be described as the “Fast-track to single payer”, thus rendering the touted changes to the SGR irrelevant. In this compromised form, the “Doc Fix” threatens to destroy the patient-physician relationship, the Hippocratic Oath, and the private practice of medicine in the United States of America. The Senate must not pass this bill in its current form. It must be corrected before being brought to a vote or not brought to a vote at all.

I spent the weekend reading the 263 page H.R.2 and remain beyond stunned that a Republican House that was elected to repeal Obamacare and maximize patient freedom and choice allowed…

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