WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1190, the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2015, a bill to repeal Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which is a board of 15 unelected officials who have the power to cut Medicare’s payments for treatments without Congress’s approval. Upon passage, Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement.
“Medicare is more than a program. It’s a promise. This unelected panel exists only to take
control away from patients and rations care—and it’s seniors who will suffer the consequences. Seniors have worked hard and paid into this program all their lives, and they deserve a secure retirement. The way to strengthen Medicare is to give seniors more control. Not to hand it over to a bunch of unelected bureaucrats.”