Congress Overrides Bush Veto Of Medicare Pay Bill

July 16, 2008

Congress has voted for an override of a President Bush veto.  The veto was aimed at taking down a Medicare bill which would put a halt to planned 10.6% pay cuts to Medicare doctors......Boston (ChattahBox) – Congress has voted for an override of a President Bush veto. The veto was aimed at taking down a Medicare bill which would put a halt to planned 10.6% pay cuts to Medicare doctors.

Both houses of Congress voted on Tuesday to push the Medicare bill, despite the Bush veto.

This means that the planned 10.6% pay cut will not be going into effect, as Medicare doctors will receive their normal pay.

In the Senate, the vote was 70-26 in favor of the veto override, while it was 383-41 in the House of Representatives.

Both the House and Senate each needed two-thirds majority to pass the law over the Bush veto.


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