Independent Payment Advisory Board

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Howard Dean: ObamaCare's Price-Fixing Is Doomed

Independent Payment Advisory Board ought to face bipartisan scrutiny

(Newser) - Howard Dean isn't toeing the party line when it comes to the Affordable Care Act. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Dean praises parts of the law, but takes aim at one of its key provisions: "the so-called Independent Payment Advisory Board," that will determine what rates... More »

Stop Calling Sick People 'Consumers'

Market-based health care is sickening, Paul Krugman argues

(Newser) - Congressional Republicans took aim at the advisory board designed to reduce Medicare costs this week, arguing that what we really need is to make government health care “more responsive to consumer choice.” Which left Paul Krugman with one question: “How did it become normal, or for that... More »

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