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House to vote on repealing Medicare cost board
San Francisco Chronicle

The House is set to vote Thursday on repealing a new Medicare cost-control board that few people have ever heard of. The Independent Payment Advisory Board was created by President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law to keep Medicare costs from zooming out of control. Called IPAB for short, the panel has yet to be appointed. But that hasn’t stopped Republicans from labeling it a rationing panel.