Senate sends ‘doc fix’ to Obama

by Ramsey Cox, The Hill
April 1, 2014

More than 15 Senate Republicans joined most Democrats in passing a bill that prevents a pending cut to Medicare physician rates.

On a 64-35 vote Monday, the Senate cleared the House-passed 13-month “doc fix.” In order to get agreement to hold the vote, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) held final passage to a 60-vote threshold.

“While I’m pleased with this temporary patch, I hope it’s our last patch,” Reid said ahead of the vote.

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