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Posted by: Brittany Sims on May 10, 2013

House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on the 15-member Independent Payment Advisory Board, which would have the power to force payment cuts on insurers, drug companies and other service providers if Medicare costs rise beyond certain levels. House Speaker John Boehner, who joined Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell in the boycott, said the House will vote again to repeal the health care act. According to the Memphis Daily News, a Democratic count finds the House has tried some 36 times to repeal or defund all or part of Obama’s landmark health care overhaul since it became law in 2010.