Getting Pennsylvania’s Democratic-controlled House of Representatives to agree with the Republican-controlled Senate is like getting plaintiffs lawyers to agree with doctors.

But that happened with legislation vetoed by Gov. Edward G. Rendell in late October that would have delayed the phaseout of the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (MCARE) fund until 2018. The legislation would have required that any leftover money in the fund at the end of each year be used to reduce the MCARE assessments paid by health care providers in the next year’s fund.

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