May 15, 2015
Support for IPAB repeal grows as AADA cautions impact on patients
The AADA joins the rallying cry from more than 500 national and state-based organizations, urging lawmakers to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) provision, mandated by the Affordable Care Act. Advocates caution that the IPAB will significantly impair Medicare beneficiaries’ access to care and remove Congressional accountability from the Medicare decision-making process.
Support in Congress for IPAB repeal continues to swell as the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act introduced by Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) now has 220 additional cosponsors, a majority of the House.
As the letter to Congress put it, “An unelected board without adequate oversight or accountability would be taking actions historically reserved for the public’s elected representatives in the U.S. House and Senate.”
Use AADA’s Dermatology Advocacy Network to send a letter to your member of Congress, urging passage of IPAB repeal.
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