Navigation Links
House Joins Senate to OK Bill That Avoids Fiscal Cliff
Date:1/2/2013

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty-one hours after the U.S. Senate did its part to steer the country clear of the so-called fiscal cliff, the House of Representatives settled on an 11th-hour agreement late Tuesday night that averted widespread tax increases and spending cuts that were set to kick in Jan. 1.

But the House vote was in doubt much of the day and into Tuesday evening, with many Republicans opposing the tax increases contained in the bill while favoring steeper spending cuts to further reduce the nation's debt.

The bill will now go on to President Barack Obama who is expected to quickly sign it into law.

"This shouldn't be the model for how to do things around here," Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said just after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, The New York Times reported. "But I think we can say we've done some good for the country."

McConnell worked with Vice President Joseph Biden to secure the Senate's 89-8 vote, a rare show of bipartisanship in Washington. He recommended that the entire Congress act quickly to pass the measure and "continue to work on finding smarter ways to cut spending" in the coming months, the Associated Press reported.

The House vote was more fractured, with Democrats voting for the bill by an overwhelming 172-16 margin while Republicans opposed it 151-85, the AP reported.

The bill prevents a 27 percent cut in fees paid to doctors who treat Medicare patients. It also blocks middle-class taxes from going up but raises taxes on wealthier Americans. And it delays legislatively mandated spending cuts for two months, among other measures.

Failure to reach agreement on heading off spending cuts could have had a significant effect on health care in the United States, according to Kaiser Health News.

For instance, Medicare providers would have seen an $11 billion
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. White House Drug Policy Shifts Strategy
2. 1 in 3 households misreports smoke alarm coverage
3. San Diego Physician to be Recognized at White House for Progress in Health IT
4. Prenatal exposure to common household chemical increases risk for childhood eczema, study says
5. Prenatal Exposure to Common Household Chemical Linked to Eczema
6. Friends Life Care, a Pennsylvania Based Long-Term Care Provider, Launches VigR eMeetinghouse — An Interactive Online Community
7. Relief for Migraine Sufferers as The Life House Offers New Findings, Free Consults
8. Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions Now Monitors Air Quality in Hospitals and Operating Rooms
9. SupplementsToWeightLoss LLC (DBA: PharmaCo Labs) and also Classe Wines LLC announced that they have signed a 5 years lease on a warehouse
10. Sports 1, housework, 0
11. Chemical in Household Products May Be Linked to Heart Disease: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
House Joins Senate to OK Bill That Avoids Fiscal Cliff
(Date:11/27/2014)... Recently, DressVe , the well-known trendy young women’s clothing ... valid during Nov. 29 – Dec. 3 2014. In the ... up to 90% off. In addition, free delivery is provided ... http://www.dressve.com/ , Dresses that combine trendy styles and ... somebody’s personality and figure. The designers of DressVe.com know this ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... November 28, 2014 Cyber Monday cannot ... Turks & Caicos. This boutique resort, ranked #1 ... announcing a few highly sought out openings before Christmas ... they are offering every seventh night complimentary if booked ... is having a January 2015 promotion where every fourth ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... November 27, 2014 Luciana Lagana ... be part of Omadox, a feature film that received 9 ... award for best ensemble cast. It is also an official ... great start to a successful cinematic career for James Noel, ... movies. If you enjoy experimental mystery, filmed in glorious black ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... "As a nurse I see patients every day ... said an inventor from Whiting, N.J. "I put my ... prevent leakage and keep them dry and comfortable." , ... prevents stains on pants, skirts and bottoms, which saves ... the individual has time to get to the bathroom. ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... -- Thanksgiving meals can pose a challenge for people ... says. Many traditional Thanksgiving dishes -- such as ... gluten-free, but "when it comes to pies, stuffing, gravy, ... Anca Safta, director of the Gluten and Allergic Digestive ... North Carolina, said in a center news release. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:DressVe.com Introduces Its 2014 Special Monday Sales To The Global Customers 2Health News:The Tuscany on Grace Bay, Top-Rated TripAdvisor Resort in the Turks & Caicos Islands, Offers Special Pre-Christmas & January 2015 Promotions! 2Health News:Luciana Lagana and Gregory Graham Join the Award-Winning Cast of the Black-and-White Experimental Mystery Feature Film Omadox. 2Health News:Luciana Lagana and Gregory Graham Join the Award-Winning Cast of the Black-and-White Experimental Mystery Feature Film Omadox. 3Health News:Expert Shares Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Tips 2
... This release is available in French ... Granada researchers have proven that melatonin a natural hormone ... without reducing the intake of food, improves blood lipid profile ... cholesterol. Melatonin is found in small quantities in some ...
... The first World Congress of Pediatric Urology was held in ... most successful international congregation of pediatric urologists ever assembled. As ... and the Journal of Pediatric Urology have ... The vitality of clinical and basic pediatric urology research ...
... 28 (HealthDay News) -- Women are much more likely than ... imaging test called coronary angiography, a new study has found. ... to enhance images of the heart,s blood vessels and chambers. ... narrow, damaging the organ, explained Dr. Javier Neyra, an internal ...
... WEDNESDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- If you suffer a heart ... than having one at any other time of day, a Spanish ... between 6 a.m. and noon, it is likely to damage about ... the afternoon or evening, the researchers added. "It is well-known ...
... study reports that the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for ... without this condition. Both physical and mental health are affected ... as the number of those diagnosed continues to climb. Details ... & Research , a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf ...
... heart attack are likely to be more seriously affected if the ... in Heart journal. Heart attacks that occur between ... area of dead tissue (infarct) caused by the attack, which is ... of the day., , It is well established that a person,s ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Melatonin might help in controlling weight gain and preventing heart diseases associated with obesity 2Health News:Success of First World Congress of Pediatric Urology underscores increasing importance of specialty 2Health News:Women's Kidneys May Be at Higher Risk After Heart Test 2Health News:Morning Heart Attacks Cause More Damage, Study Finds 2Health News:Morning Heart Attacks Cause More Damage, Study Finds 3Health News:Adults with arthritis suffer with poorer health related quality of life 2Health News:Heart attacks are more serious if they occur at certain times of the day 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... , Nov. 26, 2014  Cohen, Placitella & ... of investors who purchased Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation ("Nymox" ... the period from January 31, 2011 through November ... Nymox and certain of its officers and directors ... violation of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... VIEJO, Calif. , Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... its New Drug Application (NDA) for AVP-825. AVP-825 ... low-dose sumatriptan powder delivered intranasally utilizing a novel ... the Complete Response letter, and consistent with the ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... , Nov. 26, 2014  BioScrip ® , Inc. (NASDAQ: ... President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Bank of ... , , , Date: , , , Wednesday, December 3, ... p.m. EST , , , , Location: , , , ... About BioScrip, Inc. BioScrip, Inc. is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC Investigating Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation for Failing to Disclose Material Information 2Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC Investigating Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation for Failing to Disclose Material Information 3Avanir Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter (CRL) from FDA on AVP-825 NDA 2Avanir Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter (CRL) from FDA on AVP-825 NDA 3Avanir Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter (CRL) from FDA on AVP-825 NDA 4
... designed specifically for a wide range of ... (POCT) and Physician Office Labs (POL) to ... basic blood chemistry control for verification of ... A1c. This control is compatible with popular ...
SPOT RT KE and RT SE digital camera lines provide maximum performance in a mid-line scientific camera system....
... S8 AutoSet Vantage is ResMeds premium APAP ... algorithm responds to the patients pressure needs ... devices are available with fully integrated humidification ... which save clinicians and patients time by ...
... In the fast-paced world of echo ... make a real difference in your ability ... developed Xcelera Echo Lab Management, a unique ... providing the tools your department needs to ...
Medicine Products: