House Health Subcommittee Votes to Repeal Obama Health Law Board; Chairman Warns It Endangers All Americans, Not Just Those in Medicare

By Jennifer Popik, JD Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Earlier today, the House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee voted 17-5 to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)–one of the principal mechanisms by which  the Obama health care law (ObamaCare) would limit access to life-saving medical treatment. H.R. 452, the repeal bill, had 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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Head of NRLC’s Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Submits Testimony to Congress on Rationing Implications of IPAB

By Dave Andrusko The House of Representatives today finished a second round of hearings on the ultra-controversial Independent Payment Advisory Board. The IPAB is the central aspect of the Obama Health Care Law (ObamaCare) wherein an unelected 18-member board is given sweeping powers to limit what people are allowed to spend for health care. We …

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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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Will Obama Make Recess Appointments to Controversial IPAB?

Over the past several weeks, the White House has been scrambling to gain support for one of the most contentious and central provisions of the Obama Health Care Law, the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).  Now it appears the Administration could ensure the Board’s operation even if the Senate refused or appeared unlikely to confirm …

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Even Washington Post Concedes IPAB is “Controversial”

By Dave Andrusko ‘It sounds like a new Apple Inc. product, but IPAB is actually a controversial board at the heart of a highly charged battle over Medicare, the federal health program for the elderly and disabled.” From “Controversial health board braces for continued battles over Medicare,” which ran yesterday in the Washington Post. The …

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