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House Ways And Means Committee Chair Says ‘Doc Fix’ Is On His To-Do List

And a Tuesday hearing of the House Ways and Means health subcommittee focused on options for finding cost savings in the traditional Medicare program.

Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Ways & Means Chairman Hopes To Move Medicare 'Doc Fix' Plan
The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee made clear Tuesday that finding a solution to the vexing issue of setting Medicare physician payment rates is on his to-do list this year, and he got some tepid support from a key Democrat. Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., said that the effort could be helped by a recent reassessment of how much it would cost (Carey, 2/27).

Kaiser Health News: Health On The Hill: House Panel Examines Nuts & Bolts Of Changing Traditional Medicare
Kaiser Health News staff writer Mary Agnes Carey and Jackie Judd discuss a Tuesday Capitol Hill hearing during which House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Kevin Brady, began examining options for cost savings in traditional Medicare (2/26).

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