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Medicare Doc Fix

Obama Signs Doc Fix Bill Into Law

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama signed a bill into law on Thursday that repairs the formula for reimbursing Medicare phys...

Jeffrey Young

Good Riddance To One Of Congress' Dumbest Rituals: The 'Doc Fix' | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It’s been called “dumb,” “bad policy” and “common-sense-defying." And that’s by the people in charge of it. It’s also ca...

Jonathan Cohn

Either John Boehner Or Nancy Pelosi Is Very Wrong About What Their Medicare Bill Will Do | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

The new Medicare bill that the House passed on Thursday would weaken the program. No, wait. The new Medicare bill that the House passed on Thursday...

Jennifer Bendery

House Stuns Itself By Passing Bipartisan $214 Billion Medicare Package | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed a bill Thursday that may be its biggest legislative accomplishment of the year: a $214 billion package that fixes a mas...

Jennifer Bendery

Pelosi, Boehner Rekindle Bipartisanship With $214 Billion Medicare Deal | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's almost like seeing a unicorn run through Congress. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif...

Medicare Reform: Scrap the SGR and Use Markets to Control Costs

Hadley Heath | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Hadley Heath

Competition for the biggest waste of time in Washington is fierce, but certainly the annual "doc fix" exercise deserves to be in the running.

Partisan Politics Torpedos Long-Overdue 'Medicare Doc Fix'

Bob Semro | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Bob Semro

Once again, we see how party politics and midterm election strategies threaten solutions to long-standing problems that directly impact Americans.

Why Seniors Should Say 'No' to Paying for the Medicare Doctor-Fix

Rosemary Gibson | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Rosemary Gibson

The mantra in the health care industry has become "bill, baby, bill"-- taking a page from the oil industry's chant, "drill, baby, drill."

2013: Happy New Year!

Harlan Green | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Real (after inflation) U.S. Gross Domestic Product is up 2.5 percent from its pre-recession highs, with only China's growth rate higher since the Great Recession. This is in spite of various catastrophic events -- such as Hurricane Sandy and the debt ceiling debate yet to come.

Michael McAuliff

Payroll Tax Deal Finalized Before Vote | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers signed off on the final details of the bill to extend a payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits Thursday, likely clearing th...

Luke Johnson

Congress Nears Deal On Payroll Tax Cut, Unemployment Extension | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress was close to a deal to extend a popular payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits, according to several reports. The pending...

Arthur Delaney

Super Committee's Failure Leaves Orphans Behind | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Throughout the super committee's deliberations, impending "automatic, across-the-board cuts" were routinely cited as a driving motivatio...