Doctors praise bill to repeal Medicare cost-cutting board

"IPAB is a panel that would have too little accountability and the power to make indiscriminate cuts that adversely affect access to healthcare for patients," AMA President Jeremy Lazarus said in a statement.

Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) is again cosponsoring Roe's bill, as she did in the last Congress.

Republicans — including Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorFeehery: The governing party 'Release the memo' — let's stop pretending that Democrats are the defenders of the FBI Raúl Labrador, a model for Hispanic politicians reaching higher MORE (R-Va.) — have called for IPAB repeal to be on the table in debt and deficit negotiations, but because the IPAB reduces costs, repealing it would add to the deficit.