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With Medicare cuts coming, GOP prepares another push for vouchers

With Medicare cuts coming, GOP prepares another push for vouchers

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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) is working on a proposed budget that would revamp the Medicare program. Republicans believe the option of turning Medicare into a voucher program may win support despite uncertainty over the effects of $85 billion in automatic spending cuts that began last Friday, the Los Angeles Times reports.

GOP bill would extend Medicare therapy caps exceptions process, delay physician pay cut for two years

GOP bill would extend Medicare therapy caps exceptions process, delay physician pay cut for two years

House Republicans introduced legislation Friday that would extend the outpatient therapy caps exception process. Without Congressional action, the caps would go back into full effect Jan. 1. The proposed legislation also would postpone huge Medicare doctor pay cuts by two years through a package that would scuttle parts of the healthcare reform law.