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Topic - Independent Payment Advisory Board
Obamacare is failing because the basic premise of an ideological, politically driven health care system without physician input can never succeed. The multitude of problems with broken promises, lies, higher costs, fees and taxes, limited patient access and services, and restrictions on physicians and hospital facilities are real and significant. But my bigger concern is what Obamacare is doing to the practicing physicians, who have taken on years of education and have accrued a large debt to provide care for their patients.
Is Obamacare the best that the pot-smoking, war-protesting, guitar-strumming children of the left can do? It's the most incompetent piece of legislation in American history
Government policy is spurring a disregard for the elderly
Capturing the Senate after its unpopular votes can lead to a better health care plan
With a shortage of doctors already on the horizon, implementation of Obamacare promises only to make the matter worse.
There are several unattractive parts of the Affordable Care Act, but perhaps the most unattractive is a little-discussed board that has the power to dramatically alter Medicare. The Independent Payment Advisory Board has the power to reshape Medicare to meet a budget, and Congress has only limited ability to stop it.
After 25 years of practicing medicine, Dr. Tamzin Rosenwasser packed in her dermatology practice in 2011, barely a year after the passage of President Obama's health care initiative. The timing wasn't coincidental.
The United States did the right thing in its recent rejection of the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) treaty.
The looming "fiscal cliff" threatens to turn our fragile recovery into another full-blown recession if President Obama's push to raise taxes on U.S. job creators is successful. It also threatens to undermine our national defense by cutting resources for our military.
The re-election of President Obama to a second term and the Senate remaining in Democratic hands confirms that Obamacare will be fully implemented. One of the major fears Americans have with regards to the impending regulations of the Affordable Care Act is the formation of death panels. Even though no such panels exist so far, the fact remains there will be significant rationing of health care resources at all levels.
Vice President Joe Biden has mangled a heaping helping of facts over the years. Despite being newer to presidential-campaign politics, Republican Paul Ryan has already earned something of a reputation for taking flying leaps past reality. How'd they do Thursday night?
I'm 65 years old. If he is re-elected, President Obama will soon be able to knock me off with his Independent Payment Advisory Board ("A Trojan horse named IPAB," Web, Aug. 10). If I need an expensive medical procedure, the IPAB will decide whether I am worth the expense. They are the equivalent of chief financial officers, whose job it is to keep health care costs down. What senior who is still thinking clearly would sign his own death warrant by voting for bureaucrats to decide his fate?
President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney spun one-sided stories in their first presidential debate, not necessarily bogus, but not the whole truth.
Health care was supposed to be President Obama's issue in 2012. The 2009 Obamacare law was hailed as his signature legislative achievement, but it's never been popular. Its most onerous provisions were timed to kick in after the election specifically to avoid damaging the re-election effort.
The mother of two disabled teens called Thursday's Supreme Court ruling on the health care law wonderful because it bars insurance companies from setting lifetime limits for medical expenses _ a big help to her family.