Senate Passes Bill to Extend Federal Medicaid Assistance to States, Postpone Scheduled Physician Pay Cut

With six Senate Republicans joining 54 Democrats and the two Independents who caucus with them, the Senate passed a tax extenders bill yesterday by a vote of 62-36 that contains numerous health care provisions. The bill, the American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act of 2010 (H.R. 4213), cosponsored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid…