Apr 15, 2010

Medicare Cuts Kick In; Take Action Today

The April 14 deadline came and went with no action from the U.S. Congress, so the 21.3-percent cut in physicians' Medicare payments officially took effect today (April 15).

"It is absolutely unacceptable for the United States Congress to inflict this kind of perpetual uncertainty on Medicare patients and their physicians," said Texas Medical Association President William H. Fleming III, MD. "This is an all-too-real reason why Congress needs to quit dithering and get to work on a permanent new Medicare payment formula today.

We need every physician, every patient, every nurse, every spouse, and every health care professional in Texas to join our million-signature petition drive now.

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