IPAB Draws Sustained Opposition From GOP, Health Industry Lobbyists
The Independent Payment Advisory Board, which is one of the health law's central tools for cutting Medicare costs, continues to be a topic that draws significant opposition.
The Washington Post: Republicans, Health Industry Lobbyists Target Medicare Cost-Cutting Board
Even as congressional leaders launch the "super committee" charged with making major inroads with the nation's debt, Republicans and health industry lobbyists are waging a sustained campaign against a panel with notably similar goals and powers that is a centerpiece of the new health care law. Known as the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB, it has been touted by President Obama as an essential tool for curbing Medicare spending over the long term (Aizenman, 8/13).
Earlier, related KHN coverage: The IPAB: How Will It Change Medicare? (Vaida, 5/8).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.