Conservative lawmakers today expressed their dismay toward a deal forged between the House’s Republican and Democratic leaders that would replace a long-criticized formula determining the way Medicare doctors are paid.
Few details have emerged about the impending $200 billion deal between House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, but conservative lawmakers are criticizing the proposal for adding more than $100 billion to the deficit.
“At a minimum, we should be honest with the American people,” Rep. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho, said today at the monthly event Conversations with Conservatives. “If what we’re going to try to do is just undo the problem that we have with the doc fix, then just say that. Just say that you’re going to add this much money to the deficit by doing this. Let’s just be honest.”
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