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  •  Not gonna happen, (5+ / 0-)

    as much as you want it to.

    This is only about Medicare language and local concerns, and they're working on fixing it. Fox News is sensationalizing, and you are eating it up.

    Pelosi weighs in on Defazio's objections. At her press briefing Friday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was asked about Rep. Peter Defazio's objections to the removal of the Medicare disparity fix from the final bill. "We're working on that language," said Pelosi. "I feel comfortable about where we are heading." She said she supports the language that was in the House bill and is working toward restoring it as much as possible.

    "We have reached agreement before," she said of the dicey political issue. Defazio said his state receives the fifth lowest Medicare reimbursement rate - some $5,000 per recipient compared to Miami's $16,000.

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