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Roe Applauds Inclusion of IPAB Repeal in Budget Agreement

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Washington, February 7, 2018 | Lani Short (202-225-6356) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the bipartisan, bicameral budget agreement announced today included repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) repeal:

“I am pleased that the bipartisan, bicameral budget agreement will repeal the deeply flawed IPAB once and for all. This is a win for seniors on Medicare. The IPAB is one of the most troubling parts of Obamacare, which is why I’ve worked to repeal the board since the day Obamacare passed the House back in 2010. This board would have resulted in health care decisions being made to meet a budget, which could have resulted in seniors being denied access to health care services. This agreement will protect Medicare beneficiaries, keep Washington bureaucrats from interfering in the doctor-patient relationship and right yet another wrong of Obamacare.”

Note: Last November, the House overwhelmingly passed H.R. 849, the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act, introduced by Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-Calif.) to repeal the IPAB by a vote of 307 to 111. You can read more about the IPAB here
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