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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, 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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News, Opinion | July 23rd, 2017

Americans for Tax Reform: IPAB Repeal Should Not Require Budget Offsets

The Americans for Tax Reform organization has issued a statement saying that the Independent Payment Advisory Board would undermine healthcare quality and access for 55 million Americans and should be repealed by Congress.  Further, ATR insists that, even though IPAB repeal is scored as costing money, lawmakers should not be constrained in repealing the ill-conceived […]
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Opinion | July 23rd, 2017

Citizens Against Government Waste Blog Takes on IPAB

In its “Swine Blog,” Citizens Against Government Waste points out that, even though the law creating the Independent Payment Advisory Board prohibits “rationing” of healthcare services to beneficiaries in order to meet spending reduction targets, it is what will occur if physicians begin to further restrict the number of Medicare patients they see because of […]
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News, Opinion | July 23rd, 2017

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.
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