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Health care debate shifts to Medicare panel
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In the bitter political debate over health care reform two years ago, one of the most contentious issues was a proposed advisory board that would recommend how to achieve needed but as-yet-unreachable Medicare savings. Opponents dubbed the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) a “death panel” that would ration medical coverage for senior citizens based on cost and effectiveness, rather than decisions reached between patient and doctor.

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