November 2nd, 2017
Don’t interrupt Iowa seniors' health care
Regardless of your political persuasion, every Iowan can agree that health care in America is at a crossroads. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to be the law of the land, and each passing day moves us closer to implementation of one of the more controversial aspects of the program – the Independent Payment Advisory […]
October 30th, 2017
Democrats joining bipartisan push to kill Obamacare's rationing board
There are few things Congress agrees on these days, but one issue that has bipartisan support is ending the Independent Payment Advisory Board. Created by the Affordable Care Act, its alleged purpose is to reduce Medicare spending. On Oct. 4, the House Ways and Means Committee advanced a bill, the “Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare […]
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.
October 24th, 2017
A Repeal Bill That Even the GOP Can Pass
While Lamar Alexander and other Republican quislings in the Senate have busied themselves negotiating the terms of surrender on Obamacare, the House Ways and Means Committee quietly approved a bill that could eliminate one of the “reform” law’s most dangerous provisions.
October 13th, 2017
House committee looks at repealing Independent Payment Advisory Board
Health care spending has been a controversial subject in the U.S., and the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) is at the heart of recent discussions. “IPAB is among the worst features of the Affordable Care Act,” Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) told Patient Daily. “It is a board of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats that have been granted sweeping […]
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