Fact Versus Fear Mongering And the Independent Advisory Board

by news on April 28, 2011

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Fact Versus Fear Mongering And The Independent Advisory Board

Maggie Mahar/Health Beat – What bothers me most about articles like this one is that, invariably, they are packed with false statements that are bound to mislead the public. Most readers don’t know much about the Independent Payment Advisory Board, why it was created, the rules that govern its operation, and what drives the opposition. Below, I try to fill that gap by offering a primer on the IPAB.  But first let’s clear away some of the most common misconceptions that pop up in the Times story.

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