Congress Could Solve Perennial Medicare Headache

March 26, 2015 3:45 AM

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Congress Could Solve Perennial Medicare Headache

Congress is on the verge of permanently solving a problem it created for itself 18 years ago.

The House expects to pass a major health care reform bill Thursday that would solve a recurring headache: a flawed formula for Medicare payments for doctors. For years, Congress has passed short-term patches—17 in all—temporarily fixing the problem just before doctors were slated to see their reimbu...

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