If you’re a member of AARP, here’s at least one thing your dues are going to support: late Tuesday the Senate voted 98-2 in favor of a bill which rewrites how Medicare pays doctors for treating over 50 million elderly people. The primary purpose of the bill was to annul a 1997 law aimed at slowing Medicare growth that has led to threats by doctors to stop treating the program’s beneficiaries. AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins says, the elderly can “rest assured that they’ll be able to keep seeing their physicians each year.” Joining the AARP, the American Medical Association also provided strong backing for the bill.
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