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August 20, 2012

Re: 'IPAB: Yes, It Can'

Topics: Political News and commentaries

In today's Washington Post, columnist Bob Samuelson writes in defense of Obama:

Then there's the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a body of 15 experts charged with limiting Medicare spending if it passes certain targets. But the law handcuffs IPAB. It can't increase patient cost-sharing, restrict benefits, modify eligibility requirements or -- in any one year -- cut spending by more than 1.5 percent, reports the Kaiser Family Foundation.
However, as Diane Cohen and Michael F. Cannon explain, all four of those assertions about supposed limitations on IPAB's powers are blatantly false.

Posted by Hyscience at August 20, 2012 12:40 PM

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