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.
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.
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Independent Payment Advisory Board would undermine healthcare quality and access for 55 million Americans and should be repealed by Congress.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 […]
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 […]
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.