Today President Bush vetoed the bipartisan Medicare bill that would have prevented a 10.6 percent cut in doctor pay for Medicare fees. His statement explained he objected to roll back elements of the private pay-for-service Medicare Advantage plans. The bill passed both chambers of Congress with veto-proof majorities. Congress will attempt to override the veto “as soon as possible,” said Carol Guthrie, spokeswoman for the Senate Finance Committee. “There’s no time to waste.”
Moments ago, the House voted 383 to 41 in favor of overriding the President’s veto.