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Obama Signs ‘Doc Fix’ Bill
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President Obama Wednesday signed a bill that delays a dreaded 25% pay cut for physicians who treat Medicare and military patients, legislation that medical groups said was sorely needed to maintain access to quality care for seniors.

“Without the action the President took today, doctors who see Medicare patients and families enrolled in TRICARE would have seen their payments slashed by 23 percent, Nancy deParle, director of the White House Office of Health Reform, wrote on the White House Blog. Another 1.9% cut was set to take effect Jan. 1.