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By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow, November 10, 2017
There’s one more step to take to rid ObamaCare of a potentially deadly element.
The U.S. House voted recently to do away with the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) – a board that was never filled largely because no one seemed to want to have anything to do with it.
“IPAB was a board created by the Affordable Care Act, ObamaCare,” Steven H. Aden, chief legal officer for Americans United for Life, tells OneNewsNow, “and it’s tasked with coming up with Medicare cuts if spending on Medicare rises above a certain threshold. By killing the IPAB, the House is signaling that it doesn’t want any kind of rationing of healthcare – and that is a very good thing.”
If the panel had survived, the board might have had to decide who would or would not be treated for medical problems, potentially impacting the elderly, the handicapped, and people with serious conditions.
“So often you see this kind of thing as a stake in the ground for future, very negative developments,” says Aden, “and this was a stake in the ground for rationing public healthcare in the future. The stake has been taken out by the House and tossed on the trash heap.”
So now the focus is on the Senate to get rid of the board completely to avoid situations such as those experienced in Canada, the United Kingdom, and other countries with socialized medicine.