AADA Applauds Proposed Legislation to Repeal Medicare's IPAB

January 30, 2013

The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) issued a statement applauding the introduction of the Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act, legislation that would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) created by the 2010 Affordable Care Act. The AADA argues that the IPAB would largely remove congressional authority over Medicare, granting unprecedented power to officials in the Executive Branch. “Throughout the health system reform debate, the AADA has supported the principles of quality care and efficiency, as well as a patient-centered approach to health care delivery. It is for these principles that the AADA strongly supports a repeal of the IPAB,” said AAD President Daniel Siegel, MD in the statement. “The AADA is committed to addressing Medicare's long-term fiscal sustainability in a manner that preserves patient access to care. We thank lead sponsor and author of the bill, Rep. Phil Roe, and Rep. Allyson Schwartz, as well as all of the bill's co-sponsors for their leadership and bipartisan support on this important issue.”

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