Trustees Say Medicare Trust Fund Will Run Out in 2029, Meaning No IPAB Trigger
In a Fierce Healthcare news story on the Medicare Trustees report, Healthcare Leadership Council president Mary Grealy said the fact that the report didn’t trigger the Independent Payment Advisory Board changed the timing of the IPAB threat, but not its inevitability or impact.
Independent Payment Advisory Board Not Triggered This Time, Trustees Say
A news story in MedPage Today noted that the 2017 Medicare Trustees report did not trigger the Independent Payment Advisory Board into actions, but quoted both policy experts and members of Congress as saying that it is still urgent for lawmakers to abolish the Board.
Congress, Cut Loose Obamacare's Notorious Medicare Board
Mia Palmieri Heck, director of health and human services for the American Legislative Exchange Council, authored an op-ed in The Hill discussing how competition and choice are better tools for controlling healthcare spending than an unelected board like IPAB.
IPAB Should Be Repealed
Congress continues to make progress on phase one of healthcare reform through the Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act,” legislation that repeals key parts of Obamacare. Moving forward, there are many other reforms that Congress should make to the nation’s healthcare system that promote access to care, fiscal responsibility, patient choice, and state flexibility. One obvious […]
Time to Kill the Death Panel
With Congress poised to repeal and replace Obamacare, the time has come to abolish the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a little-known but dangerous provision within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Congress needs to repeal IPAB, and if it were not for the arcane rules surrounding the budget reconciliation process being used […]
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