WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are revamping their strategy against President Barack Obama's health care law: If they can't repeal the whole thing, they'll try to pick off pieces. Starting with a new and unfamiliar bureaucracy.

The House is scheduled to vote Thursday to abolish the Independent Payment Advisory Board, a yet-to-be-appointed body created by the law to keep Medicare costs from ballooning. Repeal is expected to easily pass the House but then die in the Senate, where the Democratic majority solidly supports the board.

Republicans see the House vote as setting up a political issue to turn against Democrats in the battle for seniors' votes in the November elections. Unless the Supreme Court strikes down the law, the GOP is likely to keep going after the Medicare board and other individual provisions of the health care overhaul even if Obama is re-elected.

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