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AMA: Swift Congressional Action on SGR ‘Critical’
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Organized medicine is beefing up its latest campaign to pressure Congress to halt scheduled Medicare payment cuts of 23% from taking effect, saying patients need to tell lawmakers that a “catastrophe” is at stake as of Dec. 1.

“If they do not do something to block these cuts, they’re putting the healthcare and the lives of senior citizens and military families at grave risk,” American Medical Association President Cecil B. Wilson, MD, said Sunday during the group’s interim House of Delegates meeting in San Diego.