Bipartisan Bill Aims To Kill Medicare Cost-Cutting Board

Law360, New York (January 23, 2013, 6:42 PM EST) -- A bipartisan group of congressmen introduced legislation Wednesday that would again attempt to repeal a provision of the Affordable Care Act creating a board that could recommend and, in certain circumstances, implement cuts to Medicare.

The bill, introduced by Reps. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., and Allyson Schwartz, D-Pa., would repeal ACA provisions creating the Independent Payment Advisory Board, a much-maligned aspect of the health care law aimed at controlling Medicare's spending growth in absence of congressional action to do so.

The bill has 83 original co-sponsors, including...
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