Mar 22, 2012

McCarthy Statement on Repeal of IPAB

Washington D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) released the following statement regarding House repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB):

“Two years ago this week, President Obama and Congressional Democrats rammed ObamaCare through Congress – despite overwhelming concern by Americans across the country on how it would affect the quality of their care as well as the now more than $1.8 trillion that it will cost taxpayers. Today, the House voted to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board, a key component of ObamaCare. IPAB is made up of fifteen unelected and unaccountable Washington bureaucrats, whom experts have testified could ration care to patients as well as take away personal medical decisions from patients and their doctors. IPAB is just one aspect of this overall legislation that is harmful to American families and small businesses.

“Access to care for patients and doctor-patient decision-making are essential to the quality of our healthcare system, and today’s legislation preserves these rights for patients. I am grateful to the members  of the Energy & Commerce Committee for their work on this legislation and I hope Senate Democrats and the President will join this bipartisan effort to prevent Washington bureaucrats from meddling in patient care”