Blog | Wednesday, March 10, 2010

QD: News Every Day--The end is in sight (until later)

The Senate voted today to delay until September 30 Medicare's 21% reimbursement cut. The legislation also extends federal financial assistance for state Medicaid programs for six months and COBRA and unemployment insurance benefits through all of 2010. (Modern Physician)

For the broader issue of health care reform, Democrats are trying to build a majority for the final push, while Republicans hope to capitalize on the divisions as well as create procedural roadblocks to the reconciliation process that might be used to pass it. (Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, New York Times)