Senate Minority Blocks Action on Medicare Physician Fix; Discussions to Resume Post-July 4

On Tuesday, June 24, the Democrats presented and the House of Representatives passed a Medicare bill, H.R. 6331, by a vote of 355-59. This was a huge victory for the Democrats because 128 House Republicans voted with them in repudiation of President George Bush.  The bill’s provisions would:  a) block a 10.6 percent cut in Medicare physician fees for 18…