The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has come out again in favor of one of Obamacare’s most controversial components: the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The group accuses IPAB’s opponents of trying to monger fear among seniors.
AARP’s John Rother told the Boston Globe earlier this week that his powerful lobbying group supports IPAB. Rother said that IPAB would hold down Medicare costs, adding that the AARP believes opponents are acting on behalf of the healthcare industry.
IPAB is a 15-member board, appointed by the president, that the administration will begin implementing in 2014. It will recommend how much money Medicare recipients, including seniors, can get for healthcare.