GOP eyes Medicare 'doc fix' bill for summer, Obamacare replacement

House Republicans move forward on replacing Medicare's payment system for doctors with an eye on moving the measure this summer. In the meantime, a Republican readies an Obamacare replacement bill. 

CQ HealthBeat: House Medicare Payment Bill Could Be Ready This Summer
House Republicans said they are continuing to move ahead with legislation to replace Medicare's physician payment system but will wait to negotiate some of the more contentious issues. Rep. Joe Pitts, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, said the panel remains "on track" and continues to work with Democrats and members of the Ways and Means Committee on a replacement measure (Ethridge, 6/5).

The Hill: Rep. Price To Unveil Bill To Replace ObamaCare
Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) on Wednesday said he was poised to unveil a wide-ranging replacement plan for the president's health care reform law. … Price said the bill is similar to one he offered in the last Congress, which had more than 80 cosponsors (Wasson, 6/5).

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.orgThis article was reprinted from with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.


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