Jun 27, 2008

Doctors Face Payment Cuts for Patients on Medicare

Doctors Face Payment Cuts for Patients on Medicare - NYTimes.com

Doctors face a 10 percent cut in Medicare payments next week, following the Senate’s failure on Thursday to take up legislation that would have averted the cuts.

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President Bush had threatened to veto the bill, in part because it would reduce federal payments to private Medicare Advantage plans, offered by insurers like Humana, UnitedHealth and Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies

Sadly, Senators Cornyn and Hutchison both voted "no," on a measure that failed by one vote. More to come.

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