Over 500 Organizations Representing Patients, Healthcare Providers, Employers Urge Congress to Eliminate IPAB


Healthcare Leadership Council: April 25, 2013. Letter to Capitol Hill Says Independent Payment Advisory Board would “severely limit Medicare beneficiaries’ access to care” WASHINGTON – Over 500 organizations representing patients, individuals with disabilities, the elderly, veterans, healthcare providers and employers sent a letter to Congress today urging lawmakers to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), […]

Neurosurgeons Join 500 Organizations in Calling for Repeal of Medicare Board


Newswise — Washington, D.C. (April 25, 2013) – The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) joined approximately 500 organizations urging Congress to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The organizations, speaking on behalf of providers, patients, consumers and healthcare industry leaders, cited the importance of protecting Medicare beneficiaries’ access […]

IPAB Has to Go, Providers and Advocates Urge


Healthleadersmedia: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 26, 2013   Some 500 healthcare provider groups and companies, patient advocates and employers on Thursday signed a letter to Congress urging repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board in fear that not only will its cost-cutting powers hurt patients’ access to care, but that it will also raise […]

IPAB Repeal: Why It Continues to Matter

Prognosisblog: April 25, 2013. Defense of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) has grown weak with time.  It was once hailed as a mechanism that would put real teeth into the effort to reduce healthcare spending, making the tough cuts that Congress didn’t have the intestinal fortitude to carry out.  Now, though, its advocates say that […]

HLC Endorses IPAB Repeal Legislation


Healthcare Leadership Council: February 4, 2013 WASHINGTON – The Healthcare Leadership Council today endorsed legislation introduced by Congressman Phil Roe (R-TN) that would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), the 15-member non-elected body that would have unprecedented powers to affect Medicare spending and patient access to care. In a letter to Congressman Roe, HLC President […]

Who wants to be a ‘death panelist’?


Washington Post: January 28, 2013 Welcome to Health Reform Watch, Sarah Kliff’s regular look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing the American health-care system — and being changed by it. You can reach Sarah with questions, comments and suggestions here. Check back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2 p.m. for the latest edition. […]

Critics of Medicare Board Should Be Careful What They Wish For


National Journal: January 23, 2013   Of the controversial elements of the president’s health reform law, the provision with perhaps the most bipartisan opposition is its Medicare cost-containment board. The Independent Payment Advisory Board, sometimes called a “rationing board” or “death panel” by its detractors, is designed to help control Medicare spending. Its 15 Senate-confirmed members […]

IPAB Repeal Coalition Endorses the Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act of 2013

ASAHQ: January 23, 2013   On January 22, 2013, the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) Repeal Coalition, which represents more than 350,000 physicians and their patients, was pleased to offer its collective endorsement of Rep. Phil Roe’s (R-TN) and Rep. Allyson Schwartz’s (D-PA) “Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act.”  This vital legislation would repeal the IPAB, […]


SCHWARTZ: January 23, 2013   Washington, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) and Phil Roe (R-TN) introduced the bipartisan Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act today. The bipartisan legislation would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), created as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to assume responsibility for reducing the rate of […]

New session of Congress brings more anti-reform legislation

Modern Health Care: February 4, 2013   New year, same resolution. Just weeks into the 113th Congress, GOP lawmakers are making attempts to dismantle the 2010 healthcare law, and one of those efforts has bipartisan support. Read more

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