Assembly Sets Vote
Dates On A-50,
But Plans To Gut Liability Caps First
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On June 2th, the House passed, H.R. 4954, the
"Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act of 2002." The vote was 221 to
208 with 8 Democrats voting for the bill and 8 Republicans voting against. The physician
Medicare payment update provisions were unchanged -- 6% increase over three years
(2003-2005). Next our attention will turn to the Senate where it is expected that
Democrats will try to move a Medicare bill to the floor sometime in July. A special
thanks to all those who responded to the ACC action alert issued on Tuesday.