Obama Threatens Veto Of 'Doc Fix' Bill Over ACA Amendment

Law360, Los Angeles (March 12, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday threatened to veto a U.S. House of Representatives bill that would pay for a fix to Medicare's widely criticized sustainable growth rate formula through a five-year delay of the penalty for people who don't comply with the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate.

In a statement of administration policy, the White House praised the bipartisan, bicameral effort that led to the introduction last month of the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act, but lambasted a Republican proposal to pay for...
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