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Congress, it’s time to end the ‘doc fix’ charade
Visialia Times-Delta

You may notice your doctor is a little more distracted than usual. Even edgy. Maybe that’s because a 21 percent cut in physicians’ Medicare fees kicked in last Wednesday.

The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly to stop that pay cut. But the Senate left town on a two-week recess without following suit. So doctors are left in limbo.

This is only the latest chapter in the frustrating spring ritual in Washington known as the “doc fix.”