U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) released the following statement in response to Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) cosponsoring his legislation to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) -- H.R. 452:
"In our continued effort to build support to end the Independent Payment Advisory Board, we welcome Rep. Barney Frank as our 212th cosponsor. We have bipartisan agreement around the idea that this board will harm patient care and needs to be repealed. The IPAB will lack full Congressional oversight, compromising its accountability to the American people. This cannot be allowed to happen."