House Adopts Rules Skirting ACA's Medicare Cost Board

Law360, New York (January 3, 2013, 7:17 PM EST) -- The House of Representatives opened the 113th Congress on Thursday by taking yet another dig at the Affordable Care Act, adopting rules stating that it will not adhere to the ACA's provisions that Congress must act quickly on recommendations made by a Medicare spending-control board.

The House voted Thursday on a package of rules that will govern the next two years in the Capitol. Included in the package is a provision saying the sections of the ACA creating the Independent Payment Advisory Board “shall not apply...
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