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Day October 16, 2009

Fixing Medicare Payments to Physicians, Laying the Groundwork for Health Insurance Reform

As America’s senior population grows, the demand for physicians who treat Medicare patients will also increase.  Currently, Medicare payments to physicians are scheduled to be reduced by 21.5 percent in 2010, which could make it difficult for physicians to continue treating Medicare beneficiaries.  By eliminating this drastic cut in physician reimbursement, Congress can help ensure…

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