"I will not go back to the days when health insurance companies had unchecked power to cancel your policy, deny your coverage, or charge women differently," was how President Obama summed up the ACA (Obamacare to opponents). It is why many believe the president may feel that the ACA in its present form overshot the mark and is prepared to reform it if the ACA survives the courts. We are particularly interested if Congress is exempting itself, staff, and favored others from coverage by the ACA, supposedly so good that it was made mandatory for the rest of us.
We also remember something else President Obama said in the autumn of 2009: "I will ensure that no government bureaucrat gets between you and the care you need." The trouble is that the IPAB does just that, "gets between you and the care you need." That is reason enough to repeal the IPAB forthwith (or mabe even a tad sooner!).
Stay tuned! We're not finished with this subject.
See also my comments in The Hill Newspaper, Washington, DC, 1/27/2012, http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/politics-elections/206325-obama-largel...