Congressional Override Postpones Medicaid Pharmacy Cuts

Late Tuesday, the House and Senate voted by wide margins to override a presidential veto of H.R. 6331, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008, thus enacting the bill into law.

WASHINGTON — Late Tuesday, the House and Senate voted by wide margins to override a presidential veto of H.R. 6331, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008, thus enacting the bill into law. Among the pharmacy measures is one that delays implementation of drastic Medicaid pharmacy reimbursement cuts until September 2009. In both the House and Senate, votes were switched to support the measure after the veto, said Cathy Polley, vice president, pharmacy services, Food Ma

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