Congress enacted the Sustainable Growth Rate in 1997 to control Medicare spending on physician services. In testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives, AIR's Marilyn Moon called the SGR's physician cost limits “poor public policy” but cautioned that any revisions should not be used as a rationale for "reducing valuable benefits to our most vulnerable citizens.”
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8 Apr 2015
New research indicates it is an effective way to gather informed public views on complex health policy and to help guide policy decisions. This fact sheet provides an overview of public deliberation—convening a diverse group of citizens to consider an ethical or values-based dilemma and weigh alternative views—and what evidence says about its effectiveness.
27 Jan 2015
In January 27, 2015 testimony before a U.S. Senate committee considering revisions to the No Child Left Behind Act, Dan Goldhaber cautions that moving away from annual student testing could make it harder to accurately measure teacher effectiveness.
6 May 2015
Dr. Mark Schneider, President of College Measures and a Vice President at AIR, testified May 6, 2015 before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions on the need to make consumer information more readily available for those pursuing a postsecondary education, including associate’s degrees and certificates. These are his remarks.