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Monday, June 23, 2008


With just one week left until the 10.6-percent cuts in physicians’ Medicare payments take effect, the U.S. House of Representatives is taking its shot at averting the cuts. Tomorrow, the House should consider H.R. 6331, which would continue current payment rates through the end of the year and add a 1.1-percent increase for 2009. The strategy requires a two-thirds vote of the House for the bill to pass. Please use the American Medical Association’s toll-free Grassroots Hotline at (800) 833-6354 to call your U.S. representative today and urge a “yes” vote on H.R. 6331. Negotiations continue among Senate Democrats, their Republican peers, and the White House on a bill that can pass and avoid a presidential veto. A Senate vote may come later this week, so be prepared for another call to action aimed at our U.S. senators.

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