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  • Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act of 2015


    A picture of Representative Joseph R. Pitts

    Representative Joseph R. Pitts

    From: PA District 16

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-26

    PITTS. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 173, I call up the bill (H.R. 2) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and strengthen Medicare...



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    Representative Frank Pallone Jr.

    From: NJ District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-26

    PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. For more than 10 years,...



    A picture of Representative Gregg Harper

    Representative Gregg Harper

    From: MS District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-26

    HARPER. Mr. Speaker, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act represents years of bipartisan effort to eliminate the fatally flawed sustainable growth rate formula and implement new payment and...



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    Representative Gene Green

    From: TX District 29

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-26

    GREEN of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for yielding to me, and I appreciate his leadership on this issue and many others in our committee. I rise in support of H.R. 2, the Medicare Access...



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    Representative Larry Bucshon

    From: IN District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-26

    BUCSHON. Mr. Speaker, today is a great day for America's seniors. After years of flawed Medicare policy, we are finally creating a stable system that ensures Medicare patients will have access to their...



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    Representative Kurt Schrader

    From: OR District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-26

    SCHRADER. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. I am proud to be here today to support real bipartisan compromise to finally repeal and replace this flawed SGR formula. I would like to...



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    Representative Marsha Blackburn

    From: TN District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-26

    BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank Chairman Pitts for the work that he has done on this, as well as the other members of our committee. I do rise today in support of H.R. 2. I think every one...



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    Representative Eliot L. Engel

    From: NY District 16

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-26

    ENGEL. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of H.R. 2. I have always believed that our physician workforce deserves to be fairly compensated. The flawed SGR formula has failed to do this for over...



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    Representative David P. Roe

    From: TN District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-26

    ROE of Tennessee. Mr. Speaker, today I rise in strong support of H.R. 2, which will permanently repeal the flawed SGR formula and replace it with meaningful reform that will ensure seniors' access to...



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    Senator Nancy Pelosi

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    Date: 2015-03-26

    PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. I thank Mr. Pallone and Mr. Levin, our ranking members on the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Ways and Means Committee, for their leadership...



    A picture of Representative Gus M. Bilirakis

    Representative Gus M. Bilirakis

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    Date: 2015-03-26

    BILIRAKIS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to support H.R. 2, to repeal and replace the SGR. This bill will replace the SGR with the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, or MIPS. MIPS means physicians are...



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    Representative Kathy Castor

    From: FL District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-26

    CASTOR of Florida. I thank the gentleman from New Jersey for yielding the time. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this important, bipartisan, landmark bill. Our parents and grandparents who rely...



    A picture of Representative Renee L. Ellmers

    Representative Renee L. Ellmers

    From: NC District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-26

    ELLMERS of North Carolina. Mr. Speaker, I just want to extend my thanks to all of the members who have worked so hard, both on the Energy and Commerce Committee, but my Democratic colleagues across the...



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    Representative G. K. Butterfield

    From: NC District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-26

    BUTTERFIELD. I thank the gentleman from New Jersey (Mr. Pallone). Mr. Speaker, this is a good day for medical providers and for our seniors. This is also a good day for the House of Representatives....



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    Representative John A. Boehner

    From: OH District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-26

    BOEHNER. I thank my colleague from Pennsylvania for yielding. Let me say a big thank you to Chairman Upton, Chairman Ryan, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Levin, and their staffs for all of the work that has gone...



    A picture of Representative Diana DeGette

    Representative Diana DeGette

    From: CO District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-26

    DeGETTE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to support H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. As this legislation was under negotiation, several of our colleagues tried to add unnecessary...



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    Representative Michael C. Burgess

    From: TX District 26

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-26

    BURGESS. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the chairman of the Subcommittee on Health on Energy and Commerce. Mr. Speaker, I omitted one of the people that should have been thanked earlier in my remarks from...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-26

    HOYER. Mr. Speaker, as an aside, I was inclined to get up and ask that the gentleman's words be taken down. Of course, when we do that, we do it in a different context. With those words, we ought to...



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    Representative Kevin McCarthy

    From: CA District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-26

    McCARTHY. I thank the gentleman, and I yield to my friend on the other side of the aisle, Mr. Hoyer. Mr. HOYER. I thank my friend, who has a magic minute that I dearly miss. I forgot to articulate,...



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    Representative Fred Upton

    From: MI District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-26

    UPTON. Mr. Speaker, it couldn't be bipartisan if we didn't have good people on both sides of the aisle to get things done. I appreciate all the leadership on this side and this side to really get this...



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    Representative Kevin Brady

    From: TX District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-26

    BRADY of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. I rise on behalf of Chairman Paul Ryan, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, in support of H.R. 2, a bill led by Dr. Michael...



    A picture of Representative Sander M. Levin

    Representative Sander M. Levin

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    Date: 2015-03-26

    LEVIN. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Well, this is, indeed, a rare event. It was an event really waiting to happen because, a year ago, our committee, Ways and Means, chaired...



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    Representative Mike Kelly

    From: PA District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-26

    KELLY of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman. We rise today. Really, this is not so much a doc fix as a senior fix. And while our lives are usually defined by wins and losses, I would think...



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    Representative Jim McDermott

    From: WA District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-26

    McDERMOTT asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. McDERMOTT. Mr. Speaker, today is, in a sense, an historic event. We are finally putting to rest a problem that has festered...



    A picture of Representative Patrick Meehan

    Representative Patrick Meehan

    From: PA District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-26

    MEEHAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. This is the product of several years of sustained bipartisan work, and, today, we can...



    A picture of Representative Earl Blumenauer

    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-26

    BLUMENAUER. I appreciate the gentleman's courtesy, as I appreciate his leadership on this. Mr. Speaker, I have sat on the floor for the entire debate--of both the Commerce and Ways and Means Committees--and...



    A picture of Representative Diane Black

    Representative Diane Black

    From: TN District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-26

    BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank Chairman Pitts for the work that he has done on this, as well as the other members of our committee. I do rise today in support of H.R. 2. I think every one...



    A picture of Representative Bill Pascrell Jr.

    Representative Bill Pascrell Jr.

    From: NJ District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-26

    PASCRELL. I have got to say this to Chairman Brady and to our leader, Mr. Levin: you guys did a great job in keeping us together, and I think the words that I will take away are what Dr. Burgess said...



    A picture of Representative Carlos Curbelo

    Representative Carlos Curbelo

    From: FL District 26

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-26

    CURBELO of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, and I would like to thank the Committee on Ways and Means and Committee...



    A picture of Representative Danny K. Davis

    Representative Danny K. Davis

    From: IL District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-26

    DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, it takes a lot of time, energy, effort, hard work, and study to become a physician. I think they ought to be adequately compensated for the services they provide, especially...



    A picture of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-26

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I thank the distinguished gentleman from Michigan and my friend from Texas, and what a celebration of Members coming together, Republicans and Democrats. Mr. Speaker, I stand...



    A picture of Representative Paul Ryan

    Representative Paul Ryan

    From: WI District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-26

    RYAN of Wisconsin. Mr. Speaker, here's what it all comes down to: This is a step toward patient-centered health care. And what that means is, we're starting to focus on what's best for patients. ...



    A picture of Representative Lois Frankel

    Representative Lois Frankel

    From: FL District 22

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-26

    FRANKEL of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to express my disappointment that Hyde Amendment language was included in H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. The Hyde Amendment,...



    A picture of Representative Sam Farr

    Representative Sam Farr

    From: CA District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-26

    FARR. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to thank our leaders for working so tirelessly to find a compromise to fix the SGR. For too many years this arbitrary budget device has worked to up-end Medicare doctors...



    A picture of Representative Suzanne Bonamici

    Representative Suzanne Bonamici

    From: OR District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-26

    BONAMICI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. This legislation is a long overdue remedy to the flawed Medicare physician payment formula...



    A picture of Representative Charles W. Boustany Jr.

    Representative Charles W. Boustany Jr.

    From: LA District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-26

    BOUSTANY. Mr. Speaker, this week the House has an opportunity to make historic reforms to Medicare that will provide certainty to doctors and patients across the country. I spent 30 years practicing...



    A picture of Representative James R. Langevin

    Representative James R. Langevin

    From: RI District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-26

    LANGEVIN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, which repeals once and for all the flawed Medicare physician reimbursement formula, known as the SGR,...



    A picture of Representative Bill Flores

    Representative Bill Flores

    From: TX District 17

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-26

    FLORES. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. I came to Congress because Washington was in the midst of a culture of excess--excessive spending,...



    A picture of Representative Chris Van Hollen

    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-26

    VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 2, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. This bill is not perfect but on its whole, it extends critical funding to ensure that kids in...



    A picture of Representative Stephen F. Lynch

    Representative Stephen F. Lynch

    From: MA District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-26

    LYNCH. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act, H.R. 2. I commend Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton and ranking member Frank Pallone as well as Ways...



    A picture of Representative Michael M. Honda

    Representative Michael M. Honda

    From: CA District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-26

    HONDA of california in the house of representatives Thursday, March 26, 2015 Mr. HONDA. Mr. Speaker, on March 26th, the House...