Roe Schwartz HR 351 – IPAB Repeal Bill

A BILL To repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board. 1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 3 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 4 This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Protecting Seniors’ 5 Access […]

House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee announces March 6 hearing on IPAB

House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Wally Herger (R-CA) today announced that the Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing to examine how the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) will impact the Medicare program, its beneficiaries, and health care providers.  The hearing will take place on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in 1100 Longworth House […]

Official notice of the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health’s mark-up session on HR 452 to repeal IPAB, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 10:00am.

On Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Health will meet in an open markup session to consider H.R. 452, the “Medicare Decisions Accountability Act of 2011”. On July 13, 2011, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing examining the effects and consequences of the Independent […]

Letter to Sec. Sebelius from E&C Chairs re IPAB

IPAB Judicial Review Issues: We are writing to express our concern with statements you recently made regarding the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Only July 13, 2011, during your appearance before the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing, you responded to Chairman Pitts under questioning that any person wishing to challenge IPAB decisions would be able to […]

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, HHS

“We also know that the future of Medicare requires continued vigilance and careful oversight, which is why we support the creation of a backstop mechanism to ensure Medicare remains solvent for years to come. The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) builds on the commitment we have made to our seniors’ health. The IPAB will consist […]

Opening Remarks, Chairman Paul Ryan

“Bipartisan concerns have been raised with several aspects of this board.  While the proponents claim that beneficiaries will be held harmless from the board’s decisions, how can IPAB impose sharp cuts to providers without any adverse impact on their patients?” Given their unprecedented new power over Medicare, to whom are these 15 bureaucrats accountable? There […]

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum

“The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) is a dramatic policy error that will fail to deliver meaningful reform to the Medicare program.” The creation of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) is possibly the most dangerous aspect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It should be repealed immediately. This appointed panel will be […]

Opening Statement, Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts

“One of the most worrisome provisions in PPACA and a provision that highlights the administration‟s fundamental approach to health reform is the creation of the Independent Payment Advisory Board or IPAB. The IPAB embodies what is objectionable in the President‟s health care system overhaul and how the administration‟s approach to health reform is fundamentally different […]

Opening Statement, Subcommittee Chairman Fred Upton

“Day after day, unnerving new details of the health care law are uncovered. The IPAB can certainly be counted among the issues that have only increased in controversy as lawmakers, patients, and doctors learn more about it’s vast power and potentially devastating consequences. I thank the witnesses for being here today for what is perhaps […]

David P. Roe, MD, US House of Representatives (R-TN)

“In addition to degrading access to and quality of care, IPAB has two significant structural problems—it is both unaccountable and unworkable. The board is empowered to make recommendations regarding Medicare without any input from the Congress. Don’t just take my word for it, former OMB Director Peter Orszag has called IPAB the single biggest yielding […]

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