Senate Vote on SGR and CHIP Delayed

Dear Partners,

Early this morning, Senate leadership decided to wait until after recess to vote on a package to address the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR, the Medicare physician payment formula) and to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

The Senate will be out on recess until April 13. We strongly encourage you to meet with your senators and their staff during this two-week period when they are home.  Please urge them to extend CHIP with all its current provisions intact as quickly as possible.

On Monday, we will send materials and talking points and our children’s health care team will be available to support you in setting up and conducting these meetings. 

In the meantime, today and early next week present a great opportunity to thank your members of Congress who voted to support CHIP in the House.

Thank you for your continued advocacy,

Eva Stahl
Community Catalyst Children’s Health Team

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