House Votes to Repeal Obamacare’s ‘Death Panel’


Late Thursday afternoon the House of Representatives voted 307-111 to repeal one of Obamacare’s most dangerous provisions. A bipartisan coalition of 231 Republicans and 76 Democrats passed the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2017 (H.R. 849), a bill sponsored by Tennessee Republican Phil Roe and California Democrat Raul Ruiz that would abolish the controversial Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). IPAB was ostensibly created to control Medicare costs, but it won’t address cost at all. It will inevitably devolve into a rationing board that uses abstemious provider payments (i.e. price controls) to prevent seniors from receiving the benefit of …

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