House To Vote On IPAB Repeal Thursday

The House of Repesentatives is set to vote on a measure Thursday to repeal the Medicare cost-cutting Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) enacted by the Affordable Care Act. The $3.1 billion cost will be offset by medical malpractice reform legislation the GOP has been sitting on.

The bill is likely dead on arrival in the Senate, and the White House issued a veto threat Tuesday.

The vote underlies battles over the future of Medicare as well as a right-wing split over whether federal caps on medical liability are constitutional. The pay-for is expected to cost the votes of Dems who want to repeal the board.

(Correction: An earlier version of this post mistakenly said the vote is today. It’s tomorrow.)

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