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News | July 23rd, 2017

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  Physicians and patient groups, the article noted, also strongly want IPAB repealed.
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News | July 23rd, 2017

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.
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News | July 23rd, 2017

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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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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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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