IPAB sounds like a new Apple product, but it's actually a controversial board that is at the heart of House Republicans' efforts to upend the 2010 federal health law.
The Independent Payment Advisory Board, created by the health law, is supposed to help hold down costs in Medicare, the federal health program for seniors and the disabled.
Originally published on Thu March 22, 2012 10:37 am
If you were young in the 1960s or '70s and like many of us didn't live around New York City, the first bagel you ever saw and enjoyed was probably a Lender's.
So it's with a sense of sadness and nostalgia that we pass along this, from The Associated Press:
Our early headlines:
-- Suspect In Killing Spree Is Dead, French Interior Minister Says.
-- After Trayvon Martin's Death, We're All Having 'The Talk'.
There were 348,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits last week, down 5,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration just reported.
At that level, weekly claims remain the lowest they've been since March 2008.
The agency also said "the 4-week moving average was 355,000, a decrease of 1,250 from the previous week's revised average of 356,250."
A national discussion about race continues in the wake of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's death last month in Sanford, Fla.