Republicans' New Strategy on Health Care Reform
Posted at 8:45 a.m. on Nov. 16, 2012
Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA), co-chair of the House Republican Doctors Caucus, told The Hill that while “It would be pointless” to keep voting on full repeals of President Obama’s health care reform law, House Republicans plan to chip away at pieces of the law.
“He cited the law’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), an expert cost-cutting panel tasked with slowing the growth in Medicare spending if costs exceed a certain benchmark… Gingrey also singled out cuts in hospital payments and the tax on medical devices, which is unpopular even with many Democrats. And he said he expects to see a push to roll back the law’s insurance subsidies during negotiations over the fiscal cliff… Some stakeholders have also thrown out the idea of delaying the subsidies, which are supposed to begin flowing in 2014″