Rumor has it, the Senate will bring a cloture vote to floor on Wed,July 9, 2008 concerning bills S3101 and S3118. Cloture is " a parliamentary procedure by which debate is ended and an immediate vote is taken on the matter under discussion." The first cloture failed, vote was 58 - 40 on Thurs., June 26, 2008.
Lets hope the Senate does the right thing and vote this week.
Also on June 30, 2008, Medicare announced the proposed rule for the 2009 Medicare Physician Fee schedule. The rule proposes a 5.4% reduction in the 2009 conversion factor based on the current law pending the action by the Senate.