U.S. conservatives threaten delay to fixing Medicare doctor payments

April 10, 2015 8:00 PM

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WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - Conservative objections over spending are raising doubts over whether the U.S. Senate can quickly approve legislation fixing the Medicare physician payment system, in a possible setback for Republicans keen to show they can get things done.

Some Senate conservatives are threatening to insist that the measure be fully paid for, after the House of Representatives passed a version of the "doc fix" bill two weeks ago that would expand the federal deficit.

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