National Right to Life applauds congressional repeal of Independent Payment Advisory Board

WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, today applauded congressional repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The repeal of the bureaucratic body created by Obamacare was included in the broader appropriations measure, which passed the U.S. House and U.S. …

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Wall Street Journal highlights rationing implications of IPAB and its bureaucratic cousin

  By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics A recent article in the Wall Street Journal highlights how two related entities authorized by the Obama health care law – the Independent Payment Advisory Board and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation — both have the power to ration care. This April …

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Howard Dean concedes that the Independent Payment Advisory Board is “essentially a health-care rationing body”

By Dave Andrusko Former governor of Vermont and Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean penned a piece for the Wall Street Journal this morning that truly qualifies as a “must-read.” The headline and the subhead tell you the thrust of his argument—“The Affordable Care Act’s Rate-Setting Won’t Work: Experience tells me the Independent Payment Advisory Board …

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Medical Specialists call for repeal of Independent Payment Advisory Board that would limit what can be spent on health care

By NRLC Department of Medical Ethics Thirteen organizations of specialty physicians, grouped as the Alliance of Specialty Medicine, endorsed repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) in a January 28 letter to members of Congress.  The doctor groups endorsed a bi-partisan bill, H.R. 351, to repeal it. “Significant …

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House Attempts to Use New Rules to Prevent IPAB from Rationing Care

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Legislative Counsel, NRLC’s Powell Center for Medical Ethics Recently House Republicans passed a package of rules that will guide the next (113th) Congress. Contained within these rules was a simple provision stating that “[The] Independent Payment Advisory Board … shall not apply in the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress.” The Independent Payment …

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What’s Airing on Pro-Life Perspective Today:“Showdown at the Supreme Court”

By Dave Andrusko National Right to Life President and Pro-Life Perspective Host Carol Tobias ends this week’s editions of PLP with a closer look at some of the issues that did not get the airing others did when the United States Supreme Court looked at ObamaCare. One of ObamaCare’s key concepts is government-imposed limits on …

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Repeal of a Provision at the Heart of Rationing in the Obama Health Law Moves Forward in the House

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Today, the House of Representatives moved closer to  a floor vote to repeal one of the most controversial provisions of the Obama health care law (ObamaCare), the Independent Payment Advisory Board. Integral to the Obama Administration’s stated mission to drive down what Americans choose to …

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NRLC URGES REPEAL OF OBAMA HEALTH LAW’S INDEPENDENT PAYMENT ADVISORY BOARD

Board Would Limit What Americans Could Spend to Save Their Lives WASHINGTON –-Today, the National Right to Life Committee, the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, called for quick approval of a bill that would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board established by the Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”). The …

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A day after announcing his retirement, pro-abortion Rep. Barney Frank announces support to repeal IPAB

By Dave Andrusko National Right to Life News Today There isn’t a lot of mileage to be gained by rehashing a pro-abortion politician’s record when he calls it a day. But on Tuesday, the day after pro-abortion Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) announced he would not be running in 2012, he did something useful: he added …

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First of Two Hearing Regarding Controversial IPAB

By Jennifer Popik, JD Today was the first of two hearings related to the controversial Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB.  H.R. 452, the bill in the House which seeks to repeal the IPAB, has 161 cosponsors from both sides of the aisle. The IPAB is the central aspect of the Obama Health Care Law …

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More Attention Will be Paid This Week to Independent Payment Advisory Board

By Dave Andrusko Its acronym—IPAB—has been likened to a new Apple Inc. product but in truth the Independent Payment Advisory Board is anything but a harmless novelty computer gizmo. The IPAB is the highly controversial component of the even more controversial ObamaCare foisted on the American public in 2010. National Right to Life’s Robert Powell …

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