Friday, February 9, 2018

Congress Votes to Repeal Independent Payment Advisory Board, Obamacare’s “Death Panels”

Lost in the debate over the legislation funding the federal government is a key victory for pro-life advocates. While most of the focus has been over passing the legislation in the first place and a filibuster from Senator Rand Paul, pro-life advocates have been pushing to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board — which has been commonly and derisively known as death panels in Obamacare.

Thankfully it appears that those controversial death panels maybe no more.

The board, composed of 15 unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats, was not only directed to limit Medicare spending, but also to limit private, nongovernmental spending on health care to a growth rate below medical inflation. Little attention was given to this more sweeping danger of rationing healthcare paid for with nongovernmental dollars. IPAB’s powers went well beyond an effort to control Medicare spending. IPAB would have created drastic limits for the Department of Health and Human Services to impose on what Americans are allowed to spend out of their own funds to save their own lives and the lives of their families.

Officials with National Right to Life applauded the vote to eliminate the IPAB. . . . Read More

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Aodh P O'Beachain said...

That was a well-kept open secret by that amoral rudderless pretend "Christian" president,

Tyler RJ Lorge said...