Bipartisanship Breaks Down Behind Medicare Board Repeal

Law360, New York (March 15, 2012, 8:07 PM EDT) -- With the House ready to vote next week on a bill that would kill the health care reform law's Medicare cost-cutting board, Democratic support for the bill continues to crumble, and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities urged Congress on Thursday not to repeal the board.

The CBPP, a nonpartisan but liberal-leaning think tank, said in its report that the Independent Payment Advisory Board was an “important backstop” to other cost-saving measures in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, arguing claims that the board...
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