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Congress Overrides Presidential Veto on Medicare Bill
The U.S. House of Representatives successfully voted to override the President’s veto of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (H.R. 6331) by an overwhelming 383-41 vote. The United States Senate followed the House and approved the override by a margin of 70-26.
The bill includes a provision to stop the scheduled 10.6 % reduction on South Carolina health insurance provider payments under the Medicare physician fee schedule (under which audiologists are paid) with a continuation of the current conversion factor for 2008 and an additional 1.1% update for 2009.
“Turn It To The Left”
“Turn It to the Left” is an educational rap song written by Benjamin Jackson, who sang the song at the last AAA conference to a standing ovation. The song is in support of the AAA’s campaign to raise public awareness about the dangers of exposure to high sound pressure levels. To read about the campaign and hear the song or see a performance of it, please visit www.turnittotheleft.com