Jackie Judd, Kaiser Family Foundation; Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News
The House of Representatives may vote on legislation this week that would stop a scheduled June 1 payment cut for doctors who accept Medicare physicians. Lawmakers may also act to extend higher Medicaid payment to states and subsidies to help laid-off workers purchase health care coverage. Separately, Republicans have begun to criticize the Obama administration’s nomination of Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
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