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Independent Payment Advisory Board

Where Have All the Cheap Drugs Gone?

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

What can you do to find affordable medications? Here is a long list of my tips.

IPAB Shifts Costs and May Negatively Affect Patient Access

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Kenneth Thorpe

Since there is no comprehensive care coordination in traditional Medicare, rates of preventable use of services are high and provide a ripe target for reforms that the IPAB cannot address.

Jason Linkins

Paul Ryan Says Obama 'Charm Offensive' Was 'Helpful,' But It's Still Knives Out For Obamacare | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) appeared on Greta Van Susteren's "On The Record" Thursday night to give his side of the story on the ongoing knock-down drag-o...

Michael McAuliff

House Votes To Repeal Cost-Control Board In Health Care Law | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The GOP-controlled House of Representatives voted to repeal a key cost-control provision of the health care law Thursday. The House p...

House Votes To Repeal Key Part Of Health Care Reform

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans resurrected the specter of Medicare rationing Thursday in an election-year vote to repeal cost controls in Presid...

GOP To Embrace New Tactics In Fight To Repeal Health Care Law

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans are revamping their strategy against President Barack Obama's health care law: If they can't repeal the whole thing, th...

Sam Stein

Romney Campaign Uses 'Mediscare' Tactics | Sam Stein | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign and a like-minded conservative group launched seemingly uncoordinated but highly tellin...

The Democratization of Health Care: The Independent Payment Advisory Board

Gary Puckrein | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics
Gary Puckrein

The health care reform initiative undertaken by President Obama and Congress has taken a good first step in addressing the financial inequities that have kept some consumers out of the health care market. Much more needs to be done.

The Burr/Coburn Medicare Plan: 10 Deceptions - and a Free-Market "Death Panel"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Burr and Coburn want you to believe that they can raise the Medicare eligibility age, make you pay more in premiums, turn your health care over to the same insurers that are bankrupting you before you're sixty-five -- and that somehow you'll save money!

Why Republicans Can't Repeal Obama's Health Reform: Tea Party Take Note

Rosemary Gibson | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Rosemary Gibson

As the congressional super committee looks for $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction, Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee urged repeal of President Obama's health care reform. The truth is that Republicans are playing a two-sided game over repeal. Here's how.

Reasoning, Not Rhetoric, Key to Charting a New Path Forward for HIV/AIDS Treatment

David Mixner | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
David Mixner

It's time that the HIV/AIDS community join with supporters and adversaries alike by creating our own priorities in treating and curing this horrific disease.

IPAB: Beyond Repeal

William Pierce | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
William Pierce

Tasked with developing specific proposals to reduce the growth in Medicare, the Independent Payment Advisory Board has become the latest target in the ongoing political struggle.

Goodbye 'Death Panels,' Hello 'Rationing' Board

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Remember the debunked death panels? A new Medicare board that Republicans are calling a "rationing panel" could become the next boo...

We Won't Be Fooled Again: Yes, an Independent Panel to Control Health Care Costs!

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a brilliant solution for controlling health care costs while protecting Medicare. The Independent Payment Advis...

Medicare Must Remain a Responsibility of Congress

Dick Gephardt | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Dick Gephardt

As is the case with any legislation, there is room for improvement in the Affordable Care Act. Specifically, we should eliminate the IPAB, a board of unelected officials responsible for making cuts to Medicare.

Congress and Medicare

Dana P. Goldman | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics
Dana P. Goldman

Medicare is one of the few areas in government where we know what to do to start saving money. Congress' long history of support for wasteful Medicare spending shows that we can't trust it to help.

Why Does (Almost) Everyone Hate the IPAB?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

The IPAB is the Independent Payment Advisory Board established in the health reform bill to help keep Medicare spending under control. Sounds good, right? Here's why so many groups fear its power.

A Crossroads for the Chronically Ill

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kenneth Thorpe

As lawmakers prepare for a new congressional session, attention is once again falling on whether and how to fix the recently-passed health reform law....