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News | October 30th, 2017

Democrats joining bipartisan push to kill Obamacare's rationing board

There are few things Congress agrees on these days, but one issue that has bipartisan support is ending the Independent Payment Advisory Board. Created by the Affordable Care Act, its alleged purpose is to reduce Medicare spending. On Oct. 4, the House Ways and Means Committee advanced a bill, the “Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare […]
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News, Opinion | October 25th, 2017

Leave this part of Obamacare on the chopping block

There is strong bipartisan support for ending the IPAB because it will hurt beneficiaries’ access to health care.  The Congressional Budget Office has projected that, when the IPAB is triggered, it would likely achieve its targets by reducing Medicare payments for physician services and treatments.
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News | October 24th, 2017

A Repeal Bill That Even the GOP Can Pass

While Lamar Alexander and other Republican quislings in the Senate have busied themselves negotiating the terms of surrender on Obamacare, the House Ways and Means Committee quietly approved a bill that could eliminate one of the “reform” law’s most dangerous provisions.
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News | October 13th, 2017

House committee looks at repealing Independent Payment Advisory Board

Health care spending has been a controversial subject in the U.S., and the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) is at the heart of recent discussions. “IPAB is among the worst features of the Affordable Care Act,” Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) told Patient Daily. “It is a board of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats that have been granted sweeping […]
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News, Opinion | October 4th, 2017

Congress needs to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board

Now is a particularly difficult time to enter into any debate on health care in our country without the expectation of strong partisan divide. However, there is an opportunity that has bipartisan support and a need for action right now.
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