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Roe Statement on the Committee Passage of IPAB Repeal Bill

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Washington, October 5, 2017 | Lani Short (202-225-6356) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the legislation to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) was approved by the House Committee on Ways and Means:

“I am proud my bipartisan legislation to repeal the IPAB was approved by the Ways and Means Committee. The IPAB is an unelected, unaccountable board with sweeping powers to change Medicare – its negative effects could reduce seniors’ access to care like the SGR did previously, but on steroids. Today’s action shows there is bipartisan concern about aspects of the Affordable Care Act, and I believe it is imperative we get rid of one of the worst features of this law before arbitrary cuts are implemented that harm seniors’ access to care. Again, I thank Committee Chairman Kevin Brady for taking action to move this important legislation through the committee, and I hope this bill will be considered on the House floor where I’m confident it can receive overwhelming bipartisan support.”

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