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FAH Leader Comments on Efforts to Repeal IPAB

October 04, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Affordable Care Act, Medicare

“Congress should be making the important decisions on Medicare that so critically affects the lives of 58 million seniors and disabled Americans. The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), included in the ACA to set Medicare payment and delivery policy, was a bad idea from the beginning.

“It is time to repeal the IPAB. We support the efforts in the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees to eliminate the IPAB. We congratulate the committees on this endeavor and thank them for their leadership. We look forward to working with policymakers as this legislation proceeds.”