Why All the Fuss About the IPAB?
One of the more controversial aspects of the Affordable Care Act is the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB. Created to help hold down rising Medicare costs, the IPAB has come under fire from both the right and the left.
And last week, the House voted to abolish it.
What role did the Affordable Care Act carve out for the IPAB? To learn more about this, how the agency is supposed to function, and why it is so controversial, read “The IPAB: The Center of a Political Clash Over How to Change Medicare” here, on the Kaiser Health News site.