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AMA Medicare Campaign Kicks-Off With New TV Ads
Date:10/15/2009

Broken Medicare Formula Hurts Seniors' Access and Choice of Physician

Senate Considers Legislation on Medicare Physician Payment Reform

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seniors and their physicians moved a step closer to permanent repeal of the broken Medicare physician payment formula this week with legislation (S. 1776) under consideration in the Senate that creates a path to repeal. To emphasize this essential element of health reform, the American Medical Association (AMA) kicks-off its Medicare campaign today with new television ads that will begin airing in markets nationwide.

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The new TV spot features seniors and their physicians, while a voiceover says "every year Congress must make a temporary fix to the Medicare payment plan so seniors can keep their doctor and the care they depend on." The ad calls on the Senate to protect the Medicare security and stability seniors have earned by repealing the flawed Medicare physician payment formula. It urges people to call their Senators to support S. 1776. View the new ad online at the AMA's health reform Web site http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/health-system-reform/medicare-physicians-fairness-act.shtml.

"There is widespread agreement that Medicare physician cuts will harm seniors' access and choice of physician," said AMA President J. James Rohack, M.D. "Congress can no longer put a band-aid on the problem. As we undertake an historic effort to improve the heath system, it's time for permanent repeal of the Medicare physician payment formula."

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