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Medicare Payment Fix Passes With Strong Bipartisan Support05:12
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Cherry blossoms are seen on the U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington, D.C. on April 8, 2015. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
Cherry blossoms are seen on the U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington, D.C. on April 8, 2015. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
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Late last night, Congress did something rare: it passed bipartisan legislation with overwhelming support.

The bill, called the "doc fix," permanently changes the Medicare payment system, and it passed just hours before doctors would have started seeing a 21 percent Medicare pay cut.

Here & Now's Robin Young talks to Sarah Kliff, who covers healthcare for Vox, about how this will affect both doctors and patients.

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This segment aired on April 15, 2015.

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