15
Dec
10

hey, i think i like this guy

WH: Today, President Obama signed legislation that will stop a significant pay cut for doctors who treat Medicare patients from taking effect. The pay cut was called for under an old formula called the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) that governs how much doctors are paid to treat seniors on Medicare and military families enrolled in the TRICARE program.

President Obama and members of both parties agree this formula needs to be changed. Without the action the President took today, doctors who see Medicare patients and families enrolled in TRICARE would have seen their payments slashed by 23 percent.

The pay cut wouldn’t have just hurt doctors – seniors and families across America would have suffered as well. Many doctors would have simply stopped seeing Medicare patients and military families if this pay cut took effect, effectively denying patients the chance to see the doctor they know and trust.

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3 Responses to “hey, i think i like this guy”


  1. 1 Eleroy
    December 15, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    I really like him too!!!

  2. 2 vitaminlover
    December 15, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Wow! Is he on top of things or what?


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