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Doctor Medicare Cuts put off for a Month

4 years ago Monday, November 29, 2010 5:26:40 PM CST November 29, 2010 Monday, November 29 2010 Nov 29, 2010 in News
Source: Associated Press

Congress put off cuts in Medicare payments to doctors for a month, giving a slight reprieve to a looming crisis over treatment of the nation's elderly. It postpones a 23 percent cut in doctor's pay that was scheduled to take effect this Wednesday. It gives lawmakers a month to come up with a longer-term plan to overhaul the system. The payment cuts are the result of a 1990's budget-balancing law. With as many as two-thirds of the nation's doctors threatening to stop seeing new medicare patients if the cuts go into effect, Congress has to periodically step in to stop the automatic cuts.

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