The House passed this year’s annual fix to the flawed Medicare payment formula which would cut payment to physicians by 21 percent. The bill would also fix the formula so that we don’t have to keep going through this every year. The vote was primarily along party lines, with Republicans opposing the bill.
The Republicans probably do receive more votes from doctors than they deserve considering their poor track record on health care issues. This will hopefully serve as one more wake up call for my colleagues who still support the GOP. The Republicans did try unsuccessfully to explain their flip flop on this issue, as is explained by Suzy Khimm.