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Senate legislation to avoid Medicare cuts stalls

June 12, 2008 Senate legislation to avoid Medicare cuts stalls H. A. Abella -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The U.S. Senate fell six votes short Thursday, June 12, of achieving the 60 votes needed to block debate on legislation that would have set aside an impending 10.6% cut in Medicare physician payments. Fifty-four senators, primarily Democrats, voted in favor of cloture for the Medicare Improvement for Patient and Providers Act 2008 (S 3101). Thirty-nine senators opposed cloture on the bill, sponsored by Senator Finance Committee chair Max Baucus (D-MT).

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