IPAB Has to Go, Providers and Advocates Urge

A coalition of healthcare provider groups, drug and device manufacturers, health insurers, and patient advocates have signed a letter to Congress urging repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board.

2 comments on "IPAB Has to Go, Providers and Advocates Urge"
Robert K (4/28/2013 at 1:10 PM)

As long as the healthcare consortium plays by the rules, the panel is never even put in play. It is only the loss of enormous profits that motivates their dispute. If the 'for profit' side of healthcare cant live with solid profits, but must have huge profits, the patient loses every time.
DWM (4/26/2013 at 10:09 AM)

What a funny bunch we are...we want less government spending, yet we don't want mechanisms in place that actually lower spending. The IPAB only exists because our elected officials and industry "experts" have failed for years to act to control spending growth. It's sad to see that there's still a belief in "magic" that will lower costs over the long term while not lowering costs in the short term.


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