By John H. Flint, MD; Alok D. Sharan, MD; and Ryan M. Nunley, MD

Hint: It’s not a new Apple® product

With the swipe of a pen, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010. The bill not only instituted some much-needed healthcare reforms, it also created the IPAB, or Independent Payment Advisory Board.

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