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AMA Statement on Two-Month Delay of Medicare Physician Payment Cut

For immediate release:
Dec. 22, 2011

Statement attributable to:
Peter W. Carmel, MD
President, American Medical Association

“With this brief reprieve from the massive 27 percent cut to Medicare payments, Congress now has to enact a real and fiscally responsible solution to this sorry cycle of scheduled cuts and short-term patches that compromises access to care for patients and drives up costs for taxpayers. Members of Congress need to use this time to work in a bipartisan manner to provide long-term stability for seniors, military families and the physicians who care for them.”

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