Congress overrides Bush veto on Medicare bill

Reuters

07/15/08

The U.S. Congress voted on Tuesday to override President George W. Bush’s veto of a bill to keep government payments from being slashed for doctors who treat the elderly under the popular Medicare health program. … the Senate overturned the president’s veto by a vote of 70-26. … the House of Representatives also had voted to enact the legislation over the president’s objections...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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On Medicare, Congress Hands Bush Third Override of Presidency

Drew Armstrong reports for Congressional Quarterly: "Congress sent President Bush one of the strongest rebukes of his administration Tuesday, overturning his veto of a Medicare bill by a substantial margin in both chambers. The override marked a victory in a long ideological battle between Bush and congressional Democrats, largely over private Medicare plans known as Medicare Advantage. The legislation cuts those plans substantially."

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