(Reuters) — The U.S. Senate will wait more than 2 weeks before acting on a bill to permanently fix the flawed formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, after an April 1 deadline to start a 21% cut in payment rates.
(Reuters) — U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said today that prospects are good for passage of a permanent fix to Medicare’s flawed doctor-pay formula that would spare physicians from impending steep pay cuts.
Republicans in the U.S. Senate, hoping to pass the 1st budget since 2013, released a budget proposal yesterday that includes language to repeal the 2.3% medical device tax enacted as part of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
The medical device industry doled out more than $4.5 million to legislators on Capitol Hill last year, with most of the donations going to Republicans and incumbents, according to the Center for Responsive Politics’ OpenSecrets.org website.
(Reuters) — The U.S. House of Representatives added another notch to its lengthy record of Obamacare repeal votes yesterday by approving a measure that would scrap the healthcare law and direct oversight committees to come up with a replacement.
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and 10 other senators today filed another bill to repeal the medical device tax, a 2.3% levy on U.S. sales of medical devices enacted as part of Obamacare.