Congressional Legislation
Repeal law creating Independent Payment Advisory Board (health-care rationing board)
Bill # H.R.849

Original Sponsor:
Phil Roe (R-TN 1st)

Cosponsor Total: 194
(last sponsor added 10/31/2017)
  154 Republicans
  40 Democrats
About This Legislation:
The Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2017 (H.R.849), sponsored by Rep. David Roe (R-Tn.), would repeal the section of the Obamacare law that created the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which is one of the Obamacare mechanisms for establishing rationing of lifesaving medical care.  The law empowered the IPAB to recommend measures to limit private, nongovernmental spending on health care to a growth rate below medical inflation. Although most news reports have focused on the Board’s authority to limit government spending in Medicare, little attention has been given to this more sweeping danger of rationing healthcare paid for with nongovernmental dollars.  IPAB would recommend drastic limits for the Department of Health and Human Services to impose on how much personal money Americans could spent to save their own lives and the lives of their families. National Right to Life supports this legislation.  The Senate companion bill is S. 260.
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