Stakeholders, GOP Lawmakers Focus Efforts Against Medicare Spending Panel
News outlets report on how the health law's Independent Payment Advisory Board is the focus of negative attention from numerous vantage points.
Kaiser Health News: Health Industry And Lawmakers Move Against Medicare Spending Board
Lobbyists for doctors, hospitals and drug companies are urging lawmakers to derail a planned government panel that health industry officials fear will sharply curb Medicare spending - a critical revenue source for them (Vaida, 1/26).
CQ Healthbeat: Drive To Repeal IPAB Launched By House Republicans
House Republicans will take the next step Wednesday in their rewrite of the health care law when they introduce legislation to repeal an advisory board created to control the growth of Medicare spending. Rep. Phil Roe of Tennessee said he will hold a press conference to unveil his bill doing away with the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a potentially powerful 15-member panel created by the health care law (PL 111-148, PL 111-152) (Norman, 1/25).