National Minority Quality Forum Statement In Support of the Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act (H.R. 351)

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Washington, DC (January 25, 2013) – Dr. Gary A. Puckrein, President and CEO of the National Minority Quality Forum, released the following statement in support of the Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act (H.R. 351), which would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB): “The National Minority Quality Forum supports implementation of the Patient Protection […]

Anniversary of a Controversy: Why Medicare Remains a Target After 46 Years of Benefits

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HealthHIV: Today is the 46th anniversary of Medicare. On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law an amendment to the Social Security Act which established Medicare as the health insurance program for Americans 65 of older, and Medicaid, to provide health coverage to certain low-income people. In 1972, during the Nixon Administration, eligibility for the […]

Republican Doctor’s Caucus

As stated in the recent release of the 2011 Medicare Trustees Report, the Medicare Part A Trust Fund will be bankrupt in 2024, five years earlier than was reported one year ago. We can no longer afford to be complacent. The system is broken, and the time to act is now. As members of the […]

RetireSafe

On behalf of the more than 400,000 older Americans that RetireSafe represents nationwide, I want to express both our deepest thanks and our strongest endorsement for H.R. 452, your bill to repeal the provisions of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (PPACA) that establish the infamous Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). IPAB is essentially a rationing board […]

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

On behalf of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), I am writing to express our support for the Medicare Decisions Accountability Act (HR 452). NAMI is the nation’s largest organization representing children and adults living with serious mental illnesses. Through education, support and advocacy, NAMI and its over 1,100 state and local organizations work to meet the needs […]

National Grange Of The Patrons Of Husbandry

Affordable Care Act’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) Background: The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) was established by the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 and is charged with reducing Medicare costs. Should the cost associated with operating Medicare exceed the rate of inflation, a trigger is reached and […]

National Military Veterans Alliance

The National Military Veterans Alliance (NMVA), representing 35 military and veterans associations with a combined membership of over 3.5 million members, writes to express our deep concern about the impact the Medicare Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) will have on veterans, military retirees and their families and to ask for your support of H.R. 452, […]

Veterans Health Council

“Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) and its Veterans Health Council(VHC) are deeply concerned about the impact the IPAB, as structured, will have on veteran patients’ access to quality health care. We are concerned that the IPAB will have unprecedented power – with no right to appeal by those affected. With little oversight by any constitutionally […]

The AIDS Institute: Statement on President Obama’s Announcement to Strengthen the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)

The AIDS Institute: Recently, The AIDS Institute praised Congress and the Obama Administration for rejecting many of the massive budget cuts to domestic and global HIV/AIDS programs that were initially proposed by Republicans in the House of Representatives. While we are relieved and gratified that these programs were mostly spared, we must now voice our concern about […]

Men’s Health Network Addresses Medicare Costs and Improvements

In a recent address at George Washington University, President Obama said, “We will slow the growth of Medicare costs by strengthening an independent commission of doctors, nurses, medical experts and consumers who will look at all the evidence and recommend the best ways to reduce unnecessary spending while protecting access to the services seniors need.” […]

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