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News | December 19th, 2017

How Budgetary Assumptions Are Handcuffing Congress on Health Policy

Estimating probabilities is an essential part of the Congressional Budget Office’s work. This is true in scoring the pending tax legislation, it being necessary to make innumerable assumptions regarding tax revenue collections based on projected changes in the behavior of taxpayers over the next decade and beyond. Similarly, CBO must estimate the costs of programs […]
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News | December 19th, 2017

IPAB: Another End of Year Gift For Older Adults?

As 2017 comes to an end there is the usual flurry of legislative activity impacting just about all groups from tax reform to spending issues. One issue that is more poised than some others for final action is a bill to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board. The Senate should join the House and pass […]
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News | November 15th, 2017

VIDEO: Urge Senators to Take Action to Repeal IPAB

Senate IPAB repeal from HLC on Vimeo.
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News | November 7th, 2017

House approves bill to eliminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board

An unpopular provision under the Affordable Care Act that would allow an independent board to cut Medicare if spending rises above a certain limit may end before the panel is ever established. The House of Representatives on Thursday voted 307-111 in favor of eliminating the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The bipartisan bill, sponsored by […]
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News | November 7th, 2017

House Votes to Repeal Unpopular Obamacare Medicare Panel

Obamacare’s most potent tool for slashing health-care costs is likely to be taken down by the same forces it was designed to circumvent: Congress and the health-care industry. The House Nov. 2 voted to repeal a controversial Medicare cost-cutting panel created under the Affordable Care Act. While Democratic leaders opposed the bill over financing concerns, […]
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