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Cliff bill’s short-term fixes a bad deal, doc lawmaker says
Modern Physician

Given that most of the physicians currently in Congress are conservative Republicans, it may not be a surprise that physicians in the House of Representatives voted 12-3 against the recently passed fiscal cliff legislative package. More unexpected is that one of the “no” votes came from a Democratic doctor, Seattle psychiatrist Jim McDermott.

“In any compromise, there are some good things and there are bad things,” McDermott told Modern Healthcare. “There were a whole bunch of things that were reasonable (in the bill) and should have happened.”

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