The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) applauds the introduction of the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act. This legislation would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) created by the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

The statement was released by AADA President Daniel M. Siegel, MD.

Implementation of the IPAB would largely remove congressional authority over Medicare, and grant unprecedented authority to an unelected panel of officials in the Executive Branch, according to the AADA. Providing such authority to an unaccountable group of individuals would diminish the transparency achieved by longstanding congressional oversight and would unintentionally and negatively impact the availability of quality, efficient health care to Americans.

[Source: AADA news release]