Washington, D.C.— Congressman Tom Rice (SC-07) today released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4015, the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act:

“It is no secret that our country’s health care system is broken,” said Congressman Rice.  “Today, my colleagues and I passed Medicare reform legislation that would repeal the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate and replace it with a value-based system for Medicare physician payments. This would ensure that Medicare is actually sustainable and reliable for our seniors, all while providing their physicians with the certainty they need to deliver quality care.  I sincerely hope that Harry Reid takes up this legislation and gives our seniors the relief they need.”