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SGR repeal backers take to social media

While Congress weighs the sustainable growth rate repeal, insiders have taken to Twitter to voice support for the overdue change.

While Congress weighs the sustainable growth rate repeal, insiders have taken to Twitter to voice support for the overdue change.While Congress weighs the sustainable growth rate repeal, insiders have taken to Twitter to voice support for the overdue change.

Update - 3:00 p.m.: Lawmakers pitched a SGR replacement Thursday afternoon. The list below will include Tweets reacting to the news.

Original piece:

It seems that the 17 times Congress punted on reforming the sustainable growth rate is finally coming to a head, as physicians and a host of advocates and medical organizations are using social networking to pressure lawmakers to repeal the beleaguered reimbursement formula for good.

According to reports, House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are on the verge of finalizing a bill to repeal the SGR, a plan that would end the threat of steep reimbursement cuts that have come up every year since 2002.

[Also: Everything you need to know about SGR]

But while Congress weighs the repeal bill, insiders have taken to Twitter to voice support for the overdue change. Many are using the #fixSGR hashtag, while others are just sharing their views without the tag.

Here’s a snapshot of the online activity: