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Obama signs bill to delay SGR pay cuts, extend jobless health subsidies
Modern Healthcare

Physicians will get a one-month reprieve from a scheduled Medicare pay cut and a number of safety net healthcare programs will see some breathing room before they expire under a deal struck between a holdout senator and Democratic leaders. The Senate voted late Tuesday 78-19 to approve a bill that extends by one month doctor payments, COBRA premium subsidies, insurance for the unemployed and raft of rural Medicare provisions that went dark on March 1. President Barack Obama quickly signed the bill.