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Valley doctors worry deep Medicare pay cuts may remain in place
Fresno Bee

Medicare patients in the central San Joaquin Valley could have a harder time getting medical attention this year, if the government goes ahead with a deep pay cut for doctors. Congress cut doctors’ reimbursement by 21.2% this month, and doctors say the cut could force many of them to drop out of the insurance program. In the past, Congress has rescinded such pay cuts, and it could still repeal this year’s reduction. But already one attempt to scrap it has been blocked. Doctors worry the cut will stand.