IPAB Repeal Clears Energy & Commerce Committee

The House Energy & Commerce Committee on Tuesday morning approved repeal of President Obama’s Medicare cost-cutting Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) by a voice vote. Democrats, who have been skittish about the panel, did not ask for a roll call vote.

It moves the GOP-led bill closer to a floor vote, and raises the stakes in the battle over Medicare.

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