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Update for January 3, 2013


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Congress Passes 'Cliff' Legislation, Delays Sequestration and Extends Medicare Provisions

The House and Senate have passed a tax relief bill that also delays a cut in Medicare payments to physicians until the end of the year. The American Taxpayer Relief Act (HR 8) permanently extends current tax rates for those earning up to $400,000 (up to $450,000 for married filing jointly) that were scheduled to expire at the end of 2012 as part of the "fiscal cliff." [More ...]


Tennessee Senators Propose "Dollar-for-Dollar" Deficit Reduction Plan

On December 28, Tennessee Senators Bob Corker (R) and Lamar Alexander (R) proposed a "Dollar-for-Dollar" plan that would reduce the growth of entitlement spending by almost $1 trillion in exchange for a $1 trillion increase in the debt ceiling. [More ...]


New England Compounding Center Files for Bankruptcy

The New England Compounding Center, the compounding pharmacy responsible for the fungal meningitis outbreak that resulted in 620 infections and 39 deaths has filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. [More ...]


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