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Tucked away in the 2,000-plus pages of the health care law is a provision that would create a harmless-sounding entity called the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Its job, as laid out in the law, would be to enact savings from the Medicare program when actual spending exceeds targeted spending levels. It doesn't sound like something to be too concerned about, right? If you're a senior or a physician, you should be.
Even as some of the first pieces of President Obama's health care reform legislation take effect, Republicans in Congress and conservative activist groups are still working to repeal or at least rewrite major sections of the legislation.
Like millions of other Americans, I have watched with a mix of bafflement and frustration as Congress has wrestled with