Wednesday, March 7, 2012

IPAB Vote Soon, Romney's Health Reform

All eyes are on Super Tuesday ... and no one's thinking about Medicare ... except us.

House Moves Closer To IPAB Repeal Vote

From Kaiser Health News:  "KHN's Mary Agnes Carey talks with Jackie Judd about the latest movement in House Republican efforts to repeal a key part of the health reform law -- the Independent Payment Advisory Board.  One House committee passed a repeal of IPAB Tuesday while another held a hearing on it.  The full House is expected to vote on a repeal of IPAB as early as the end of March."

"House Republicans are moving towards bringing a bill to the floor to repeal IPAB -- the Independent Payment Advisory Board created in the health reform law.  Board members would be responsible for reducing Medicare spending if that spending exceeds a target growth rate and Congress does not take action on its own."

Health Care Reform Remains Lightning Rod for Romney

"As the hours until voters head to the polls ticked away, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney's health care law became a leading topic of discussion again with voters and among his political opponents.  At a town-hall-style rally here Monday, Mary Toepfer, 40, an adjunct college professor from Warren, Ohio, and a Romney supporter, asked him to explain the difference between the health care law Romney signed and the Obama administration's law so she could rebut people who doubt Romney's conservative credentials."


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