KHN Morning Briefing

Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.

SGR Fix On House Subcommittee’s To-Do List

The GOP leaders of the House Ways and Means Committee are "determined" to solve the "Sustainable Growth Rate problem" this year. Meanwhile, House Democrats are reviving a bill to prevent some workers from avoiding Medicare taxes.

PoliticoPro: Brady: Camp Determined To Get 'Doc Fix' This Year
Hopes of a permanent doc fix are already brewing again in the House. Powerful Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp is determined to solve the Sustainable Growth Rate problem once and for all, says Rep. Kevin Brady, the newly installed chairman of the panel's Health Subcommittee (Cunningham, 1/23).

The Hill: Dem Bill Named For Gingrich Targets Medicare Tax Loophole
House Democrats are bringing back a bill to prevent some workers from avoiding Medicare taxes. The Narrowing Exceptions for Withholding Taxes (NEWT) Act was first introduced by former Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.), who accused Newt Gingrich of exploiting the Medicare loophole to save $69,000 in 2010 (Viebeck, 1/23).

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