House Panel Votes To Kill Health Law's Medicare Costs Board

Law360, New York (February 29, 2012, 1:27 PM EST) -- A House health subcommittee on Wednesday voted to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board created by the Obama administration's health care reform law, while the White House urged Congress not to kill the Medicare cost-cutting agency before it even begins work.

The Energy & Commerce Committee's health subcommittee approved the bill 17 to 5. All of the Republicans who were present voted yes and were joined by two Democrats, Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey, who is the subcommittee's ranking member, and Rep. Edolphus Towns of...
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