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Independent Payment Advisory Board exists in law, resides in limbo, January 25, 2012

Chances are the Republicans—and a not-insignificant number of House Democratic allies—won't be able to kill the Independent Payment Advisory Board this year. But for another year or two, at least, politicians don't have to lift a finger to block the Medicare cost-control agency from doing anything. For another year or two, it doesn't have much to do. Or anyone to do it.