In terms of the Medicare funding bill - that would raise Medicare payments to doctors. I have two objections to the bill. First: I think was proposed as a seperate bill and not as a part of the overall healthcare reform package as a way to get around the $ limit that Obama said he endorsed for healthcare reform. I don't like end runs around issues - I like those who have the courage to tackle them head-on. Secondly: I have to agree with Bill Nelson of Florida on THIS one: "I will vote for the doctor fix - when it is funded." Just MHO.