NRLC urges support of Bipartisan Budget Act which includes repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)

Dear Member of Congress: The National Right to Life Committee, the federation of state right-to-life organizations, urges you to support the Bipartisan Budget Act, which includes the Continuing Resolution for FY18. The mission of National Right to Life is to protect and defend the most fundamental right, the right to life, for every innocent human …

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National Right to Life applauds U.S. House vote to repeal Independent Payment Advisory Board

WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) commended the 307 members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted Thursday for H.R. 849, the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2017, to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). National Right to Life directed criticism at the 111 House members who voted …

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NRLC writes Congress is support of repealing the Independent Payment Advisory Board

Editor’s note. The following was distributed today in support of H.R. 849 Dear Member of Congress: The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations, urges you to support H.R. 849, the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2017. NRLC intends to include the roll call on final passage H.R. …

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Media Matters Fails to Discredit Me

By Wesley J. Smith Media Matters must be running low on targets, since it chose to go after a piece I have in the Weekly Standard  this week urging that Congress repeal Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). I argue that IPAB is both unconstitutional — a matter MM ignores — and a splendid vehicle …

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Still time to excise the death panels

By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at the Weekly Standard and is reposted with permission. …There is still time to excise the Independent Payment Advisory Board from the Affordable Care Act before it is up and running. IPAB’s stated purpose is to contain Medicare costs, a laudable goal. …

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National Right to Life Urges Action to repeal IPAB

IPAB is composed of 15 unelected bureaucrats answerable to no one Editor’s note. This letter, reprinted below, was sent to Members of Congress on October 2. Dear Representative: The mission of National Right to Life is to protect and defend the most fundamental right of humankind, the right to life of every innocent human being …

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The pro-abortionist’s fascination with conspiracies

By Dave Andrusko I know I could write this just about every time I carefully read what pro-abortionists say, but, honestly, you can’t make this stuff up. Broadly speaking, I mean by this two things. First, what psychologists would call projection. They attribute to us the very behavior that every word out of their mouth …

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Mounting Opposition to IPAB from vulnerable Democrats

By Dave Andrusko Last week we ran a story analyzing an op-ed piece that one-time Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean wrote for the Wall Street Journal in which the former Governor of Vermont conceded that the Independent Payment Advisory Board was “essentially a health-care rationing body.” ObamaCare has been controversial from long before it passed …

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Cuts hit cancer patients—foreshadowing broader limits under federal health care law

By Jennifer Popik, JD Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Starting this month, cancer clinics across the country have begun turning away thousands of Medicare patients, citing the Federal sequester budget cuts. Oncologists took a 2% funding cut, and they say that it makes it impossible to administer expensive chemotherapy drugs if they are to …

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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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Two-Year Anniversary of Obama Health Law Marked By House Vote representing Continuing Strong Opposition

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Last week, the House of Representatives voted to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), an essential component of the Obama Health Care law, which became law two years ago.  The House repeal vote was 223 to 181, although it is improbable that the bill …

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