Last yr, Democrats lost valuable time debating the issue, resulting in many missed deadlines. On the other hand, some Senate Democrats continue steadily to function to resurrect it . Roll Contact: On the general public choice, Hoyer said, I believe the public option can move in the House, but it’s not in the president’s proposal. But also proponents of the excise tax say it could be too weak to do much . CongressDaily: The American Medical Association Tuesday implored President Obama to include medical malpractice reform into discussions at Thursday’s bipartisan summit.This article is republished with kind permission from our friends at The Kaiser Family Foundation.The patients had been paid in what the government known as ‘the Kickback area,’ an area marked private that just presented for decoration a poster with a female holding her finger to her lips and, written in Russian, the words ‘Don’t Gossip.’. In all, the government said Mr. Drivas’s group billed Medicare for pretty much $72 million and received $46.9 million in reimbursements. The eight have already been each been billed in a criminal complaint with one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud.