Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Urges IPAB Repeal
In a letter sent to Congress in conjunction with a July 20 hearing on legislation affecting the Medicare program, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste said it is imperative that lawmakers repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board and maintain decisionmaking regarding Medicare policy in the hands of elected representatives instead of an unelected board.
Quest to Get Congress to Repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board Heats Up
According to an article in Fierce Healthcare, “The Independent Payment Advisory Board has been unpopular almost from the moment it was introduced in the Affordable Care Act. But now, a coalition of 700 healthcare groups is on a mission to get Congress to get rid of the program before it’s too late.”
Trump Administration May Have to Convene Board that Inspired 'Death Panel' Fears
An article in StatNews observed that repealing the Independent Payment Advisory Board is one of the healthcare objectives in Congress that enjoys bipartisan support. Physicians and patient groups, the article noted, also strongly want IPAB repealed.
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.
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