AHIP's Steve Pearson claims that NICE cost effectiveness decisions have a high level of acceptance by physicians which are due in large part to the "very early and explicit attention to the quality of the data they use. NICE has earned a well-deserved reputation for methodological rigor, transparency, and an ability to learn."
Read Peter's post for a reality check.
AHIP is sucking up to the D's in Congress plain and simple. And it is working with the Commonwealth Fund to enact rationing of new medicines and devices (check out what AHIP wants the FDA to do on new device and diagnostic regulation!)
I thought AHIP had more sense and compassion. You can read the whole report that calls for the creation of a NICE like entity in America here: