House passes bill postponing cut in Medicare payments to doctors
Washington Post, June 26, 2008
The U.S. House has voted to postpone a planned cut in payments to physicians who treat Medicare patients by approving a reduction in payouts to private insurers. The legislation would forestall a 10.6% cut in Medicare payments to doctors and hospitals for 18 months. Democrats warned that such a decrease would lead to many physicians opting out of treating Medicare patients.
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