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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
IPAB Should Be Repealed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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