Saturday, June 12, 2010

Obama Presses Congress on ‘Doc Fix’ -

Obama Presses Congress on ‘Doc Fix’ - "WASHINGTON — President Obama called Saturday for Congress to avert a planned 21 percent pay cut for doctors who see Medicare patients, saying the move, which would cost taxpayers billions of dollars, is necessary to insure the health of older Americans.

The so-called “doc fix” has been stalled in the Senate, and if lawmakers do not approve the spending, the cuts will take effect next week. Mr. Obama used his weekly Internet address to warn that if Republicans block a vote on the issue, it would “undoubtedly force some doctors to stop seeing Medicare patients altogether.”"

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