PPACA

Does the Independent Payment Advisory Board = “Death Panels”?

“Death Panels” has been a heated term of debate within the overall controversy that is the PPACA (Obamacare). It surfaced in 2009 when former Alaskan Governor used the term “death panels” in reference to the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) during a healthcare debate. The IPAB is a 15 member panel of unelected “experts” appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate with its main purpose to reduce Medicare spending.