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S 1776 - Eliminating Adjustments to Medicare Rates of Payment - Key Vote

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Legislation - Cloture Not Invoked (Senate) (47-53) - (Key vote)

Title: Eliminating Adjustments to Medicare Rates of Payment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to invoke cloture on a bill that, beginning in 2010, repeals the Sustainable Growth Rate formula used to to adjust Medicare rates of payment to physicians, including a requirement that rates be reduced if Medicare expenditures exceeded specific targets set by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997.

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NOTE: INVOKING CLOTURE REQUIRES A 3/5 MAJORITY OF THE SENATE. IT IS NOT A VOTE ON THE PASSAGE OF THE PIECE OF LEGISLATION, BUT LIMITS FURTHER DEBATE TO 30 HOURS. CLOTURE IS TYPICALLY USED TO END A FILIBUSTER. A FAILED CLOTURE VOTE OFTEN PREVENTS THE LEGISLATION FROM EVER COMING TO A VOTE.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Eliminating Adjustments to Medicare Rates of Payment

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