Congress reaching agreement on avoiding Medicare cuts

Republican and Democratic Senate leaders have announced a plan that eliminates the 25% cut in Medicare physician payments that is scheduled for January 1 and extends current rates for a year, giving Congress time to work on a sustainable solution. The plan still needs to be approved by Congress and signed by the President. Lawmakers are proposing a tightening of the rules on tax credits in the healthcare law to finance this measure. Read more.

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