Bill would eliminate Medicare cut for doctors
AP/Yahoo News, June 9, 2008
Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation that would stop a 10.6% pay cut from going into effect for doctors who treat Medicare beneficiaries. The bill also would give doctors a 1.1% rate increase in 2009. In the last five years, Congress has routinely intervened to avoid similar payment cuts for physicians, and the legislation unveiled by Sen. Max Baucus is the latest such attempt.