Medicare Doctors Avoid Pay Cut Thanks To Veto Override

July 17, 2008

Medicare doctors have managed to a void a planned pay cut thanks to a move by Congress to override a President Bush veto.Washington (ChattahBox) – Medicare doctors have managed to a void a planned pay cut thanks to a move by Congress to override a President Bush veto.

The veto override allowed a new Medicare bill to go into effect which put a stop to a planned 10.6% pay cut to Medicare doctors.

The fear was that this would put Medicare patients at greater risk of not receiving proper health care.

The House voted 383-41 in favor of the veto override, while the Senate voted 70-26 in favor of it.

Republicans went against the Bush veto in this case, and may have done so because health care is a top issue this election year.

The pay cuts will instead be hitting health insurance companies.


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