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Obama calls for Medicare ‘doc fix’
Modern Healthcare

President Barack Obama, in a message that mixed politics with policy, used the high-profile perch of his weekly address to urge Congress to pass a patch on Medicare physician payments while underscoring a commitment for a longer-term solution. “For years, I have said that a system where doctors are left to wonder if they’ll get fairly reimbursed makes absolutely no sense,” Obama said. “And I’m committed to permanently reforming this Medicare formula in a way that balances fiscal responsibility with the responsibility we have to doctors and seniors.”