Hundreds of Groups Call for Repeal of Independent Payment Advisory Board
More than 500 groups in a letter to lawmakers have called for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act's Independent Payment Advisory Board. The groups expressed concern that because IPAB is tasked with considering savings in annual timeframes, it would be "more likely to consider short-term savings in the form of payment cuts for health care providers" than to "pursu[e] long-term reforms that may not achieve immediate savings." They added, "This would be devastating for patients, affecting access to care and innovative therapies."
- "500 Groups Urge Repeal of ObamaCare Cost-Cutting Panel" (Sullivan, The Hill, 5/5).