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A Huge Pay Cut For Doctors Is Hiding In The Fiscal Cliff

NPR icon by Chana Joffe-Walt
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On Jan. 1, Medicare is set to cut payments to doctors by nearly 30 percent. Both Republicans and Democrats in Congress want to prevent this from happening. But a very different Congress 15 years ago decided the cut was necessary to contain health-care costs.

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