Thursday, July 17, 2008

Congress Overrides Bush Medicare Veto

Almost as quickly as President Bush vetoed a controversial Medicare reform bill, Congress overwhelmingly overrode it early Tuesday evening, preventing a 10.6 percent cut in payments to 600,000 doctors serving Medicare patients.

Bush vetoed the legislation early Tuesday afternoon. At 4:48 p.m., Democratic members of the House of Representatives and 153 Republican members voted 383-41 to override. Senate Democrats were joined by 21 Republicans and voted 70-26 to override.

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