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The Senate takes a break, but ‘doc fix’ lobbying goes on


Modern Healthcare

Congress doesn’t return from spring break until April 13, but advocates of repealing Medicare’s sustainable growth-rate formula aren’t taking any time off. Instead, they continue to press their agendas with senators and their key staffers during the recess.

The House last Thursday passed the repeal package crafted by House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on an overwhelming, bipartisan vote. But the Senate failed to take action before leaving town for its spring recess.

The Senate is expected to deal with the legislation when it reconvenes. But supporters of permanently repealing the SGR, which has bedeviled Congress for more than a decade, aren’t taking any chances…

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