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Deal to avoid Medicare cuts to doctors advances
San Francisco Chronicle

When Democrats passed President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, they used Medicare cuts to pay much of the cost of providing insurance to millions of uninsured. Now, lawmakers scrambling to stave off a scheduled 25 percent cut in doctors’ Medicare pay on Jan. 1 plan to reverse the flow. They’re tapping financing for the health care overhaul to keep Medicare from breaking down.