Today, Congressman John Sullivan supported repealing another core provision of President Obama's healthcare law, as the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved H.R. 452, the Medicare Decisions AccountabilityAct. Specifically, H.R. 452 would repeal the controversial Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) provisions of Obamacare, which sets up a board of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats who will be in charge of making Medicare reimbursement decisions for doctors and seniors. Sullivan offered the following statement:
"Programs like IPAB are just another attempt by the Obama Administration to put government bureaucrats in control of our health care system -- this jeopardizes the ability of Medicare beneficiaries to access the critical health care services they rely on."
"If President Obama thinks we are going to roll over and accept his government takeover of our healthcare system, he has another thing coming -- this law is bad for patients, bad for doctors, bad for small businesses and a disaster for our struggling economy. While I still believe the entire law needs to be repealed, we will continue our efforts to take it apart piece by piece if we have to. The American people don't want it, and the federal government can't afford it."