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AMA Wants Permanent Fix on Physician Pay Issue
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The president of the American Medical Association criticized the Senate’s vote on Wednesday to delay a 21.2 % physician pay cut in Medicare until October 1, saying it is “pushing the problem off into the near future.” The House has yet to act on the bill. “If the House adopts this Senate bill, America’s seniors and their physicians will be left in limbo and access to healthcare for Medicare patients will continue to be in grave danger,” said AMA president James Rohack, MD, in a statement.

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