Category Archives: IPAB BS

THE GRAND OLD POSEURS

In today’s American Spectator, I vent my spleen on John Boehner and Mitch McConnell for their empty posturing regarding IPAB: Last week, Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell ostentatiously announced their intention to fight implementation of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). They sent a letter to the President [...]

KEEPING AN EYE ON IPAB

Like Michael Barone and other experts, Dick Morris was wrong about the outcome of the election, but he’s right about the need to keep an eye on the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). And, in this video, he does a good job of explaining in plain language the essence what IPAB really is (a rationing [...]

VIDEO: RYAN SAYS MEDICARE IS BEING USED AS A PIGGYBANK FOR OBAMACARE

In a speech today, Paul Ryan accused the President of using Medicare as a piggybank for Obamacare (the White House has already raided Medicare and siphoned more than $700 million from the program). He also discusses IPAB, the 15-member Obamacare rationing board that will decide who receives care and who does not:

BRITS SCREWED AGAIN BY THEIR “FREE” HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

Britain’s socialized health care system is rationing care again. This time, it is denying patients access to the first new drug developed in half a century for treating lupus: Analysts may be rethinking their sales forecasts for GlaxoSmithKline’s lupus drug Benlysta after cost regulators for the National Health Service in the UK turned down funding [...]

WILL THE SUPREME COURT LET THE DEATH PANEL STAND?

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the unsettling possibility that, in an effort to split the baby on ObamaCare, the Supreme Court will inadvertantly allow IPAB (the law’s health care rationing mechanism) to stand. That would not be good news for the elderly: With the possible exception of the individual mandate, the most pernicious contrivance [...]

VIDEO: DOCTOR OBAMA DOES THE ELDERLY

AmericanDocs4Truth has produced an excellent sendup of the infamous “Granny” video produced by the Obamazombies when Rep. Paul Ryan announced his inititial Medicare reform plan. Then they explain some home truths about ObamaCare that most Americans don’t know: [ht Paul Hsieh]

FIVE REASONS OCARE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

For a quick overview of the five major constitutional issues that have produced a tsunami of lawsuits challenging ObamaCare, Quin Hillyer provides the following summary: 1) The individual mandate: Every one of the cases involves a challenge, on one ground or another, to Obamacare’s “individual mandate” forcing the purchase of health insurance. The argument is [...]

OBAMACARE IS GOING DOWN

Peter Ferrara has great piece at the American Spectator explaining why he believes the U.S. Supreme Court will pull the plug on ObamaCare. He concludes the following from the recent ruling by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals that the individual mandate is unconstitutional: The bottom line takeaway from this decision is that if this is how Judges Hull, Dubina, [...]

VIDEO: SEBELIUS LIES TO CONGRESS ABOUT IPAB

Last April, I wrote a column for the American Spectator about ObamaCare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Among the issues I pointed out was that IPAB’s “recommendations” require an act of Congress to reverse: In theory, IPAB can only propose changes to Medicare’s payment rates. In practice, however, the board’s proposals will take effect automatically unless Congress [...]

THE GREAT ONE STOOPS TO QUOTE ME

Mark Levin built a segment of his Friday show around my American Spectator column on the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). He reads the most important excerpts, and doesn’t shrink from calling IPAB by its proper name—-death panel. Here’s the audio clip: