Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Republicans Defect, Shrub's Veto of Medicare Bill Overridden

From the Washington Post in an article dated Tuesday, July 15, 2008:

The House voted 383 to 41, and the Senate 70 to 26, to approve legislation that rescinds the pay cuts to doctors, choosing instead to reduce payments to private insurers in a separate Medicare program. Democrats said the legislation prevents doctors from leaving the traditional Medicare program, which handles more than 80 percent of Medicare's mostly elderly patients, and that private fee-for-service insurers were receiving too much funding.

Read full article here.

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