House to vote on Thursday Medicare doctor pay, Boehner says

WASHINGTON Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:31pm EDT

U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner listens to a question during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner listens to a question during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 6, 2014.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday will vote on legislation to avert a pay cut for doctors who participate in the Medicare health care program for the elderly, House Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday, adding that he expected the Senate would follow "pretty quickly".

Boehner, a Republican, told reporters the legislation sparing Medicare doctors from a pay cut for another year had been agreed between himself and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat. Boehner said the short-term fix does not preclude any work from being done on a longer-term solution to the recurring problem.

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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Raelyn wrote:
I hope Medicare raises its doctors’ fees. It is a bargain as that also pays his rent, equipment, staff of highly trained professionals, office works including who tends to Medicare and other insurance claims, etc. and likely his college loans. A lot of these payments are based on fees established in the last century.

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