Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pete Sessions votes "no" to increased physician payments

The House passed H.R. 3961, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reform the Medicare SGR payment system for physicians, by a recorded vote of 243 ayes to 183 noes, Roll No. 909.
This bill repeals a 21.2% fee reduction scheduled for Jan. 1, 2010 and "sets a new spending growth rate target for physician services that would be equal to the gross domestic product plus 1%."

Pete Sessions voted against the bill, as did all but one Republican. Which Republican voted for it? Michael Burgess--who's a doctor.

Read all about the bill at GovTrack: H.R. 3961: Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act of 2009. Roll Call information at Thomas: Roll No. 909

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