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News, Press Release | June 7th, 2017

More Than 700 Groups Nationwide Call On Congress To Repeal IPAB Immediately

Mary R. Grealy, Healthcare Leadership Council President and leader of Protect My Doctor and Me IPAB Repeal Campaign Available for Comment When IPAB is Triggered Washington, DC—This week, the number of diverse organizations representing, among others, patients, healthcare providers, employers, veterans and Americans with disabilities calling on Congress to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board […]
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News | May 23rd, 2017

IPAB Webinar Warns of Imminent Threat -- View Here

On May 17, “Protect My Doctor and Me” hosted a nationwide webinar mobilizing against the imminent threat of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).  Speakers called groups to action to protect the Medicare program and seniors’ access to their trusted physicians.
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News | April 11th, 2017

Repealing IPAB Key to Preserving Patient Access to Health Care

As a dermatologic surgeon and president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association, I value our elderly citizens and proudly treat Medicare patients in my own practice. But the Medicare program and seniors’ access to quality health care faces an imminent threat unless Congress acts rapidly to address it. That threat is the government-created […]
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News | April 7th, 2017

The Hill: Let's be smart about how we rein in Medicare spending

Developing sound healthcare policy is far from easy. Creating incentives to expand quality, accessible care to millions of Americans while protecting affordability and achieving long-term sustainability is complex and challenging. It can be done, though. Lawmakers proved that during my tenure as a congressional staffer when we developed a Medicare prescription drug program. Medicare Part […]
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News | April 7th, 2017

Opinion: Next up–Medicare cuts threatening seniors’ care

When the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, few provisions were more controversial on both sides of the aisle than the Independent Payment Advisory Board. This board was created to cap Medicare spending growth, proposing cuts that automatically take effect unless Congress passes similar reductions. Congress can adjust the types of cuts, but it cannot […]
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