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News | April 7th, 2017

Opinion: Next up–Medicare cuts threatening seniors’ care

When the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, few provisions were more controversial on both sides of the aisle than the Independent Payment Advisory Board. This board was created to cap Medicare spending growth, proposing cuts that automatically take effect unless Congress passes similar reductions. Congress can adjust the types of cuts, but it cannot […]
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News | March 3rd, 2017

IPAB Webinar Outlines Need for Repeal -- View Here

On March 1, “Protect My Doctor and Me” hosted a nationwide webinar on the need to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board.  Speakers from the Healthcare Leadership Council, American College of Rheumatology, Cleveland Clinic, California Hepatitis C Task Force, and the Akin Gump law firm discussed the mechanics of how IPAB will make deep cuts […]
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News, Press Release | February 2nd, 2017

Nation’s Healthcare Leaders Endorse Legislation to Repeal Independent Payment Advisory Board

IPAB Expected to be Triggered into Effect in 2017, Making Repeal Action Urgent to Protect Beneficiaries from Harmful Cuts WASHINGTON – The Healthcare Leadership Council, a coalition of leaders from all sectors of American healthcare, today endorsed legislation that would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a panel of political appointees that will have […]
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News, Opinion | December 20th, 2016

Huffington Post: A Medicare Issue We Can All Agree On

Highly-respected advocate for the elderly Bob Blancato authored an op-ed in Huffington Post observing that the Independent Payment Advisory Board could lead to fewer physicians seeing Medicare patients, thus affecting older Americans’ access to care.
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News | December 8th, 2016

Coalition of More than 600 Diverse Healthcare Organizations Call for Repeal of IPAB

Experts say that health spending in 2017 could finally trigger the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) to go into effect—posing an imminent threat to healthcare access for the nation’s 55 million Medicare beneficiaries. Established by the Affordable Care Act, IPAB is to be a board of Presidential appointees charged with making recommendations for cutting Medicare […]
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