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Roe’s Legislation to Repeal the IPAB Reaches 218 Cosponsors
WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) released the following statement regarding H.R. 452, the Medicare Decisions Accountability Act of 2011, reaching 218 cosponsors – a number guaranteeing passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“Access to care will only continue to decrease if the controversial Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) is left in law. I welcome the bipartisan momentum behind repealing the dangerous board because it has serious implications that will negatively affect our health care system, and it strips away accountability to the American people by bypassing Congressional oversight. The IPAB is simply the wrong solution for addressing budgetary challenges in our Medicare system, and its repeal must be considered with urgency before it gets too expensive to overturn. By repealing the IPAB now, we will ensure that medical decisions are made between patients and their doctor, not unelected Washington bureaucrats.”