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House subcommittee to take aim at reform-law spending setup
Modern Healthcare

The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee will introduce legislation at the end of the month that would change mandatory spending to discretionary spending in certain programs of the healthcare reform law—or eliminate them altogether.

In a recent memo, the Energy and Commerce Committee—one of four House committees tasked with making changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—said the law was unusual because it provided mandatory spending for certain programs that ordinarily would be considered discretionary in nature.