Palazzo weighs in on budgeting

The doctors of the Mississippi State Medical Association said they’re writing letters and making phone calls to their congressmen and senators to stop the Medicare cuts and urging their patients to do the same. And time is of the essence. Congressman Steven Palazzo said he and his colleagues know what’s at

“I think it’s going to be one of those last minute things. It’s either going to get extended or they’re going to come up with a solution,” said Rep. Palazzo. “The House Republicans have been working extremely hard to reach an agreement to make sure that if it’s just a temporary patch until we can get our entire financial house under order, we need it. The doctors need it. They cannot afford anymore cuts to their payments. And most importantly our patients, those who depend on Medicare need it, because those services will disappear if we don’t do something.”

On Sunday, the Republican co-chair of a the Super Committee gave no indication that a deal could be struck before the panel’s Thanksgiving deadline.

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11/14/11