More than 750 organizations representing patients, employers, veterans, minority groups, and every sector of American healthcare are urging Congress to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).
IPAB is a board of political appointees that will have significant powers to impact the Medicare program by making cuts that will have a potentially devastating impact on patients. The Medicare Trustees project IPAB will be activated in 2017, setting in motion actions that could make it more difficult for physicians to see Medicare beneficiaries and affect seniors’ access to healthcare treatments and services in the Medicare program.
The answer to this problem is simple: Congress needs to act immediately to repeal IPAB and keep healthcare decision-making between patients and their physicians. Groups representing tens of millions of Americans are insisting this needs to happen and that access to Medicare for seniors and persons with disabilities must be protected.
To see the organizations that sent a letter to Congress urging IPAB repeal, click here.
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