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Nation’s Ob-Gyns Applaud IPAB Repeal

Washington, DC—Haywood L. Brown, M.D., president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), released the following statement in response to the repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB):


“The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the nation’s largest professional organization for women’s health care physicians, commends the U.S. Congress for the bipartisan agreement to repeal the deeply flawed Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).

“Since 2010, ACOG has been a leading voice among physician specialty organizations calling for IPAB repeal. We applaud ACOG Fellow and U.S. Representative Phil Roe, M.D., FACOG (R-TN), for his leadership in championing this important legislation. This long-overdue action ends a threat to physician support for the Medicare program, patient access to needed care and physicians’ ability to continue to provide high-quality care.”

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is the nation’s leading group of physicians providing health care for women. As a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization of more than 58,000 members, ACOG strongly advocates for quality health care for women, maintains the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education of its members, promotes patient education, and increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women’s health care.