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Press Release | July 20th, 2017

In House Testimony, Healthcare Leadership Council Head Calls on Congress to Pass Joint Resolution Bringing End to IPAB

“An initial, and critical, step in making Medicare stronger is to remove an entity that threatens to weaken it.” WASHINGTON – In testimony before a House subcommittee today, the president of the Healthcare Leadership Council urged Congress to pass a joint resolution, which must be enacted by August 15 of this year, that would eliminate […]
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Press Release | July 13th, 2017

Statement by Healthcare Leadership Council President Mary R. Grealy on the Need to Repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board

Calls for Congress to Meet August 15 Deadline for Passage of Fast Track Resolution to Eliminate IPAB Threat to Medicare Beneficiaries The need for Congress to eliminate the threat to Medicare beneficiaries posed by the Independent Payment Advisory Board remains both urgent and essential.  The announcement today that IPAB will not be triggered into action […]
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News | July 6th, 2017

IPAB Should Be Repealed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 […]
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News | July 6th, 2017

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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News | July 5th, 2017

The little known threat that could change Medicare this August

BY TOMMY THOMPSON AND VIC FAZIO, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR The Medicare program and seniors’ health benefits face an imminent looming threat unless Republicans and Democrats in Congress can work together to address it — because time is running out.
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