“For more than a decade, Congress has had to temporarily fix the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) nearly twenty times since it was enacted,” said Pallone. “Well, today is the last time that we will have to talk about the broken SGR. The House has finally come together to fix it once and for all and it is an historic achievement to say the least.”
“Finally, after a decade of trying, we have a bipartisan bill that will permanently repeal the flawed SGR and move Medicare to a health care system based on quality and efficiency, that is good for seniors and doctors alike.” said Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ). “As with any bipartisan effort, this legislation reflects give and take on both s
“Five years ago, our nation moved away from an increasingly expensive health care system that allowed insurers to kick Americans off of their insurance plans when they got sick, to a system with vital protections and more affordable and accessible coverage for everyone. Today, health care costs are growing at the slowest rate on record and the percentage of uninsured Americans is the lowest in
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“Small businesses are vital to our economy. New Jersey alone is home to over 800,000 small businesses, which are responsible for half of the jobs in the state. Without smart policies, these small businesses simply cannot survive in capital-intensive industries such as telecommunications,” said Congressman Pallone.
“We are disappointed with the draft of the Data Security and Breach Notification Act released by Reps.
“This is great news because it shows that the biosimilars approval process is working,” said Congressman Pallone. “Zarxio has been found to be safe and effective and should provide competition and lower costs to this class of biotech drug. It has taken a long time to reach this point, but this is undoubtedly a good day for both patients and our health care system as a whole.”
“Recent recalls demonstrate that more needs to be done to keep our roads safe. This bill takes a first step by getting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the information, resources, and authorities needed to protect consumers from vehicle safety defects,” said Pallone. “The bill also takes further important steps, including empowering consumers with more information, e