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AARP Applauds Passage of Medicare Physician Reimbursement Rates

Measure will ensure access to doctors for millions of seniors in Medicare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 2012

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AARP Applauds Passage of Medicare Physician Reimbursement Rates

Measure will ensure access to doctors for millions of seniors in Medicare

WASHINGTON – AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement following the Senate’s vote on Medicare physician reimbursement rates included in the package passed by the House of Representatives:

“With today’s passage of legislation to stabilize physician reimbursement, millions of seniors in Medicare will have the peace of mind in knowing that they will still have access to their doctors. We’re pleased that Congress worked together to avoid devastating cuts to physicians’ Medicare reimbursement through the end of this year.

“However, for too long, the so-called ‘doc fix’ has been an annual game of chicken on Capitol Hill. And with another temporary patch in place, both the size of future cuts and the cost of fixing the flawed physician payment system continue to increase.

“We will continue to work with Congress to address the flawed physician payment system and find a solution that gives seniors in Medicare and the physicians who care for them the stability they deserve.”

For more information, please contact AARP Media Relations by phone (202-434-2560) or by email (media@aarp.org).

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with nearly 35 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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