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house Bill H.R. 1190

Medicare Cuts: Is it Time to Shut Down the Independent Payment Advisory Board?

Argument in favor

The IPAB was a terrible idea. They are an unelected panel that recommend spending cuts based on an arbitrary scale. It has too much power — if Congress doesn’t pass legislation meeting their reduction rates — Medicare spending is automatically cut.

Mary's Opinion
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06/18/2015
Medicare already pays practically nothing to doctors, making it very difficult for those who are forced to rely on Medicare get good care. Many doctors already refuse to accept patients who are on Medicare. I don't know how much worse you are planning to make it. It is already it is hard to find specialists who accept Medicare.
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Ann's Opinion
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06/18/2015
Cutting physician's fees is. one of the least equitable and effective ways to cut medical costs.
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Scott's Opinion
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08/07/2015
Medicine should not be about money, but about best healthcare outcomes.
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Argument opposed

Medicare spending needs to be reined in one way or another, it's increasing every year at an unsustainable rate. The IPAB ensures that the necessary cuts happen, even if Congress can't agree on a bill that would temper spending.

AndrewGVN's Opinion
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12/01/2015
Cutting social programs including medicare is not the answer to establish a balanced budget. The most effective way to have a better economy is if we cut military funding and close tax loopholes for big corporations, and use that revenue to provide resources such as better benefits with social security and free public college tuition.
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SouthernGal's Opinion
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03/07/2016
Another GOP plot to get rid of the ACA. When you decide to go single-payer, we can revisit this.
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Joel's Opinion
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06/23/2015
I don't think people are giving the aca enough time to fully implement. There are tons of good provisions that benefit the average person.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Finance
  • The house Passed June 23rd, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 244 Yea / 154 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Health
      Committee on Rules
      Committee on Ways and Means
      Health
    IntroducedMarch 2nd, 2015

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Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to House Ways and Means
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    Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
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    Referred to House Energy and Commerce
  • referral
    Referred to House Rules
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
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    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • calendar
    Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 31 - 8.
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    Reported by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 114-150, Part I.
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    Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
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    Committee on Rules discharged.
  • calendar
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 108.
  • action
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 319 Reported to House. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 160 and H.R. 1190. Each bill is closed under the rule, and shall be debatable for 1 hour. The resolution also provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions for both bills.
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    Rule H. Res. 319 passed House.
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    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 319.
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    The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 160 and H.R. 1190. Each bill is closed under the rule, and shall be debatable for 1 hour. The resolution also provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions for both bills.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 319, the amendment printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted. The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1190.
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    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair put the question on passage of H.R. 1190 and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Pitts demanded the yeas and nays which were ordered, and pursuant to clause 8, rule XX, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage of H.R. 1190 until a time to be announced.
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    Considered as unfinished business.
  • vote
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 244 - 154 (Roll no. 376).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • referral
    Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Finance
  • The house Passed June 23rd, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 244 Yea / 154 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Health
      Committee on Rules
      Committee on Ways and Means
      Health
    IntroducedMarch 2nd, 2015

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    Medicare already pays practically nothing to doctors, making it very difficult for those who are forced to rely on Medicare get good care. Many doctors already refuse to accept patients who are on Medicare. I don't know how much worse you are planning to make it. It is already it is hard to find specialists who accept Medicare.
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    Cutting physician's fees is. one of the least equitable and effective ways to cut medical costs.
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    Cutting social programs including medicare is not the answer to establish a balanced budget. The most effective way to have a better economy is if we cut military funding and close tax loopholes for big corporations, and use that revenue to provide resources such as better benefits with social security and free public college tuition.
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    Medicine should not be about money, but about best healthcare outcomes.
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    Another GOP plot to get rid of the ACA. When you decide to go single-payer, we can revisit this.
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    I don't think people are giving the aca enough time to fully implement. There are tons of good provisions that benefit the average person.
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    Depending on Congress for anything seems like a foolish idea. Let the board stand. They at least must do something! Better than the folks we elect.
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    This has always been a creepy thing to most seniors.
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    Harmful changes are coming to Medicare Part B that will threaten seniors’ access to doctors’ services and outpatient care. The Obama Administration is moving forward with an experimental program that could reduce payments for treatments – all without input from seniors or their healthcare providers. We are trying to stop these changes, but we need your help. Will you take a moment to contact your member of Congress and tell them you don’t want government bureaucrats dictating seniors’ access to care? The Obama Administration is empowering bureaucrats to decide seniors’ care. Congress should block these bureaucrats from dictating your care. We can’t let the Obama Administration get away with something that would have devastating consequences for America’s most vulnerable seniors. We must urge Congress to pass H.R. 5122 and H.R. 1190 – two bills that would save seniors from cuts to their Medicare benefits. Please take a moment to contact your member of Congress and tell them you don’t want government bureaucrats dictating seniors’ access to care. https://www.votervoice.net/Shares/BAAAAACoACXmLA7zWPP7FBA Thank you, Mike Shields President American Action Network
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    Why would we eliminate an organization set up to suggest recommendations to reduce costs?
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    Shouldn't cut spending old people need it
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    Single payer expand medicare
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    Again - cutting reimbursement has done nothing more than reduce the number of physicians accepting Medicare. NO procedure should be reimbursed less than it costs to provide the service. This is another example of how the govt cannot be trusted to run any program. I have reported Medicare fraud twice and nothing was ever done about it.
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    The greedy are trying awfully hard to prevent the American people to obtain medical care and pensions that they deserve to receive. Americans have built this country and deserve to have their medical bills paid.
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    The ipab presents a solution to cost over runs. The republicans have failed to present a viable alternative only a whiny series of complaints.
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    We elect representatives to make sure government doesn't abuse its powers. There should never be an independent panel making decisions for the people
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    If it avoids Congressional non action on Medicare Costs it should remain
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    It is important to rein in spending for Medicare, which has ballooned enormously since its existence. Unless Congress can suggest a better alternative, we must have this body which is steadily working to reduce our deficit.
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    I understand the doctors point of view that they don't want to treat patients with Medicare because they don't make enough however if your going to repeal a law make sure you have a solution in place to make up for its short comings.
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    MEDICARE should not be cut. The Obama administration should refund the 850 billion it stole from Medicare to fund the failed Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
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