The nation’s largest doctors group this week formally called for the repeal of a key plank in the Democrats’ health care overhaul — a new board tasked with reining in the growth of Medicare.

The so-called Independent Payment Advisory Board was one of several “defects” in the law that representatives of the American Medical Association voted against at their annual meeting in Chicago.

As early as 2015, the 15-member board is supposed to develop proposals for holding down Medicare costs if they exceed certain thresholds. The AMA in the past has complained that the board’s work could lead to excessive payment cuts.

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