Yesterday, the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2011 (SMART Act, for short) passed the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health. The bill, as amended, passed by unanimous vote.
This is a big step forward, however the bill still has a long way to go before becoming law. The bill, with amendments, now heads to the Congressional Budget Office for scoring then back to the full Energy and Commerce Committee for a vote.
We will keep you informed and provide you with an analysis of the amendments as soon as that information is released.
To view Congressman Tim Murphy’s September 11, 2012 press release click here.