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News | April 11th, 2017

Repealing IPAB Key to Preserving Patient Access to Health Care

As a dermatologic surgeon and president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association, I value our elderly citizens and proudly treat Medicare patients in my own practice. But the Medicare program and seniors’ access to quality health care faces an imminent threat unless Congress acts rapidly to address it. That threat is the government-created […]
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News | April 7th, 2017

The Hill: Let's be smart about how we rein in Medicare spending

Developing sound healthcare policy is far from easy. Creating incentives to expand quality, accessible care to millions of Americans while protecting affordability and achieving long-term sustainability is complex and challenging. It can be done, though. Lawmakers proved that during my tenure as a congressional staffer when we developed a Medicare prescription drug program. Medicare Part […]
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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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