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Kathy Castor & Tampa health officials celebrate signing of “Doc Fix” Medicare bill

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President Obama is scheduled to host congressional leaders of both parties at the White House later this afternoon to cheer on a recently passed bill that makes reforms to Medicare. The bill eliminated Congress’s two-decade old Medicare payment problems known as the “doc fix,” and has been hailed as a rare form of bipartisanship in Washington. “If this bill had not gone forth, we were looking at a 21 percent cut in Medicare funding for physicians,” said Dr. Bradley Fouraker,…

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