House leaders and national medical groups are working to save a potentially historic deal to overhaul the way Medicare pays doctors and head off a dramatic cut in physicians' fees slated to take effect next week.
The unusual bipartisan legislation was expected to pass the House on Thursday with overwhelming support from Democrats and Republicans.
President Obama also endorsed the compromise. "I've got my pen ready to sign a good, bipartisan bill, which would be really exciting," he said at a White House event Wednesday with national healthcare leaders. "I love when Congress passes bipartisan bills that I can sign."
But with the fee cut looming and...