House Votes To Nix Medicare Cost-Cutting Board

Law360, New York (March 22, 2012, 3:03 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill that would quash the health care law's Medicare cost-cutting board, as well as set certain limits on medical malpractice suits, a move that was expected but without the bipartisan support the bill once had.

The vote was 223 to 181, largely along party lines. However, 10 Republicans voted against the bill, and four voted present. Seven Democrats voted for the bill.

The legislation, which is unlikely to see action in the Senate, would repeal language creating...
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