WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - A jobs-creation bill that could pass the Senate this week would delay a scheduled 20 percent reduction in doctor payments under the Medicare health-insurance program, according to a copy of the text obtained by Reuters.Yet Mr. Obama, Mr. Reid and Mrs. Pelosi would have us believe that in the future, Congress would actually have the fortitude in order to actually MAKE the cuts. I don't see that happening...EVER!
The bill also extends soon-to-expire jobless payments, healthcare subsidies for the unemployed and highway-funding programs, according to the text of the bill, which has not yet been introduced.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Democrats have claimed throughout the past 8 months that they would be able to keep costs down on health care by making specific cuts here and there. One of the areas they would make cuts would be to mandate how much Doctors would be able to charge for service. Another area was being able to make savings in Medicare. But, Congress has, to date, never been able to do so.