Bipartisan Opposition Builds Against Medicare Panel in Healthcare Law

Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 11:45 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A bill to kill another piece of the national healthcare law is drawing support from both parties in Congress. The repeal bill’s target — an independent panel to rein in Medicare spending, would ration coverage and spare lawmakers from politically difficult decisions, critics contend, according to The New York Times.

“Abdicating this responsibility, whether to insurance companies or to an unelected commission, undermines our ability to represent our constituents, including seniors and the disabled,” said Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz, a Pennsylvania Democrat and House co-sponsor of a bill that Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, had introduced in the Senate.

Appointees to the 15-member board would be subject to Senate confirmation. But the White House hasn’t submitted any nominations, and bipartisan opposition to the whole concept is building.

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, called the Medicare panel a “rationing board” and said it would “impose more price controls and more limitations on providers, which will end up cutting services to seniors.”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Northern California Wildfire Burns 100 Homes

Monday, 15 Sep 2014 22:38 PM

A fire driven by fierce winds raced through the small town of Weed, Calif., near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a  . . .

Senate Holds Hearing on DC Statehood

Monday, 15 Sep 2014 21:06 PM

In a renewed push to grant statehood to Washington, D.C., a federal hearing was held Monday for what some hope is the st . . .

James Foley's Parents 'Disappointed' Obama Next Played Golf

Monday, 15 Sep 2014 20:57 PM

James Foley's parents say they were "disappointed" when President Barack Obama hit the golf course just minutes after ma . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved