From the office of Congressman Andy Harris:
Rep. Andy Harris, M.D., released the following statement regarding the second anniversary of President Obama’s health care law:
“Two years ago, President Obama and Nancy Pelosi claimed that Obamacare would lower health care costs and immediately create 400,000 jobs. All it has actually done is raise health care premiums by over $2,000 and, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, potentially reduce the labor supply by 800,000 jobs, as a result of additional new taxes on business. The House voted to repeal the President’s Medicare rationing board –the IPAB- this week, but we must continue to be committed to repealing all of the dangerous and costly Obamacare law.”
House Votes to Repeal President Obama’s Medicare Rationing Board
The House voted to repeal President Obama’s Medicare rationing board known as the Independent Payment Advisory Board or IPAB. The panel of 15 unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats’ sole purpose would be to cut funding for Medicare. Even though the board would make important medical decisions, it is expressly forbidden from having members who are active health care providers.
“Buried deep in the President’s 2,000 page health care bill, was one of Nancy Pelosi’s “you have to pass the bill to know what’s in it” surprises-the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB),” said Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. “It’s an unelected, unaccountable, 15 member rationing board appointed by the President, for the sole purpose of cutting Medicare. A Federal Government bureaucrat has no place in your doctor-patient relationship and that’s why we must repeal the IPAB as soon as possible.”