McMorris Rodgers Votes to Repeal IPAB in Health Subcommittee Markup

Feb 29, 2012
Health Care
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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, voted to repeal the Obama Administration’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) at a Health Subcommittee markup today.  The vote – which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support – marks an important step in the protection of Medicare and the long-term repeal of ObamaCare. 
 
“It is time for Congress to reclaim its role in determining the appropriate reforms to Medicare,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers in her opening statement.  “The President’s health care law cut nearly $600 billion from Medicare to pay for this new entitlement – and there’s absolutely no way we can pay for it.  We have to stop making doctors the victim of an unsustainable program.  The only result will be even fewer doctors, decreased access, and a lower quality of care.  The IPAB represents the broad and perilous overreach of government-run health care.”
 
The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) – a board run by fifteen unelected health care professionals – is a dangerous provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that jeopardizes Medicare and puts seniors’ treatment options in the hands of unelected bureaucrats.  The Health Subcommittee will send this bill to the full Energy and Commerce Committee for a vote next week.    
 
“There’s nothing that threatens the future of Medicare more than the IPAB.  Today’s subcommittee markup highlighted the need for real reform.  We need to change course.  We need to protect and reform Medicare, not destroy it.  And today’s vote was the first step toward doing exactly that.” 
 
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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, voted to repeal the Obama Administration’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) at a Health Subcommittee markup today.  The vote – which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support – marks an important step in the protection of Medicare and the long-term repeal of ObamaCare. 
 
“It is time for Congress to reclaim its role in determining the appropriate reforms to Medicare,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers in her opening statement.  “The President’s health care law cut nearly $600 billion from Medicare to pay for this new entitlement – and there’s absolutely no way we can pay for it.  We have to stop making doctors the victim of an unsustainable program.  The only result will be even fewer doctors, decreased access, and a lower quality of care.  The IPAB represents the broad and perilous overreach of government-run health care.”
 
The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) – a board run by fifteen unelected health care professionals – is a dangerous provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that jeopardizes Medicare and puts seniors’ treatment options in the hands of unelected bureaucrats.  The Health Subcommittee will send this bill to the full Energy and Commerce Committee for a vote next week.    
 
“There’s nothing that threatens the future of Medicare more than the IPAB.  Today’s subcommittee markup highlighted the need for real reform.  We need to change course.  We need to protect and reform Medicare, not destroy it.  And today’s vote was the first step toward doing exactly that.” 
 
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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, voted to repeal the Obama Administration’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) at a Health Subcommittee markup today.  The vote – which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support – marks an important step in the protection of Medicare and the long-term repeal of ObamaCare. 
 
“It is time for Congress to reclaim its role in determining the appropriate reforms to Medicare,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers in her opening statement.  “The President’s health care law cut nearly $600 billion from Medicare to pay for this new entitlement – and there’s absolutely no way we can pay for it.  We have to stop making doctors the victim of an unsustainable program.  The only result will be even fewer doctors, decreased access, and a lower quality of care.  The IPAB represents the broad and perilous overreach of government-run health care.”
 
The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) – a board run by fifteen unelected health care professionals – is a dangerous provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that jeopardizes Medicare and puts seniors’ treatment options in the hands of unelected bureaucrats.  The Health Subcommittee will send this bill to the full Energy and Commerce Committee for a vote next week.    
 
“There’s nothing that threatens the future of Medicare more than the IPAB.  Today’s subcommittee markup highlighted the need for real reform.  We need to change course.  We need to protect and reform Medicare, not destroy it.  And today’s vote was the first step toward doing exactly that.” 
 
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“We Must Protect Medicare, Not Destroy It”

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, voted to repeal the Obama Administration’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) at a Health Subcommittee markup today.  The vote – which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support – marks an important step in the protection of Medicare and the long-term repeal of ObamaCare.

“It is time for Congress to reclaim its role in determining the appropriate reforms to Medicare,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers in her opening statement.  “The President’s health care law cut nearly $600 billion from Medicare to pay for this new entitlement – and there’s absolutely no way we can pay for it.  We have to stop making doctors the victim of an unsustainable program.  The only result will be even fewer doctors, decreased access, and a lower quality of care.  The IPAB represents the broad and perilous overreach of government-run health care.”

The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) – a board run by fifteen unelected health care professionals – is a dangerous provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that jeopardizes Medicare and puts seniors’ treatment options in the hands of unelected bureaucrats.  The Health Subcommittee will send this bill to the full Energy and Commerce Committee for a vote next week.    

“There’s nothing that threatens the future of Medicare more than the IPAB.  Today’s subcommittee markup highlighted the need forreal reform.  We need to change course.  We need to protect and reform Medicare, not destroy it.  And today’s vote was the first step toward doing exactly that.”

 

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