“Reform: Round Two”
Modern Healthcare, November 8, 2010
Eric Zimmerman said that even though the new Republican House of Representatives majority wants to overturn the health care reform act, a more plausible strategy would be to use “a variety of tools and parliamentary maneuvers available to try to create mischief. Some of those could include withholding funds” for more than 100 initiatives that require funding. Other possible tactics are using the Congressional Review Act or the Corrections Calendar to overturn regulations, or repealing the Independent Payment Advisory Board, but Mr. Zimmerman saw little prospect for their success – the former requires approval of both houses, the latter requires spending cuts to offset proposed savings.