AMA happy about doc-fix deal

American Medical Association president Cecil B. Wilson expressed his pleasure with the congressional passage of a one-year postponement of the 25 percent cut to Medicare pay for doctors that was scheduled to go into effect Jan. 1. "Stopping the steep 25 percent Medicare cut for one year was vital to preserve seniors' access to physician care in 2011," he said. "The AMA will be working closely with congressional leadership ... to develop a long-term solution to this perennial Medicare problem for seniors and their physicians." Press release