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Congress Passes ‘Doc Fix’ Bill; Obama Calls for Permanent Fix
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The U.S. House on Thursday afternoon voted 409-2 to delay by one year the nearly $20 billion in Medicare reimbursements cuts to physicians that were due to take effect Jan. 1.

The overwhelming and bipartisan vote came one day after the measure garnered unanimous consent in the Senate. President Obama said he supports the delay. He also called for a permanent solution to the “doc fix,” a perennial Congressional sideshow.