Posted: July 16, 2008 in Bush, democrats, politics, republicans

Today President Bush tried, in a futile attempt to reassert his waning power as president, to veto a critical Medicare spending bill that would have prevented a cut in payment to doctors and preserved access for many Americans on Medicare.  Since Medicare payments are also linked to Tricare pay rates (the health coverage system used by the armed forces and veterans), it also preserves access to civilian care by military personnel and their families.

His veto was quickly shut down by the House and later the Senate.  This marks the second time in a month that Congress has overridden a veto by Bush.  Maybe they’re finally discovering their balls again.


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