Key el­e­ments of the doc-fix deal

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Per­ma­nently elim­i­nates Medi­care’s sus­tain­able growth-rate for­mula

Gives doc­tors a 0.5% pay bump in each of the next four years, then holds rates flat for six years

Extends fund­ing for the Chil­dren’s Health In­sur­ance pro­gram for two years

Pro­vides $7.2 bil­lion for com­mu­nity

health cen­ters

Post­pones cuts to dis­pro­por­tion­ate­share hos­pi­tals for one year. The cuts were part of the ACA

Raises $34.3 bil­lion by in­creas­ing costs for wealth­ier Medi­care en­rollees

Cuts fund­ing to hos­pi­tals by al­most $20 bil­lion

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