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Proposals to pay for 'doc fix' law are making long-term care providers nervous

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Much of last week's historic bill that created new payment rates for Medicare doctors was left unfunded by lawmakers, and now GOP budget hawks are presenting ideas that provoke anxiety in the sector.

Providers holding breath for Senate 'doc fix' vote

Providers holding breath for Senate 'doc fix' vote

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As expected, the House of Representatives on Thursday repealed the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), earning loud praise from the American Health Care Association.

Government spending on healthcare for the poor jumped 37% in 3 years, report shows

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Federal spending on healthcare programs for the poor grew 37% between fiscal years 2008 and 2011, a government report released Thursday shows.