FILE - In this April 17, 2013 file photo, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A fundamental change in the budget equation has handed ... more 
FILE - In this April 17, 2013 file photo, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A fundamental change in the budget equation has handed lawmakers a rare opportunity to repeal Medicare’s broken physician payment policy, and also free themselves from having to waive billions of dollars in pending cuts every year. Slowing health care inflation has more than halved the estimated cost of repealing the old formula, bringing it down to $116.5 billion over 10 years. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By J. Scott Applewhite, File
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 1:35 PM EST