U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Dallas), a Member of House Republican Leadership, today released the following statement regarding the House passage of the Protecting Access to Healthcare (PATH) Act, which will repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) created under the Democrats' health care law:
"America's seniors deserve to make important decisions about health care with their family doctor -- not to have decisions made for them by a board of unelected Washington bureaucrats. The ObamaCare-created IPAB will be empowered to make cuts to Medicare with no oversight or transparency to those it will impact or any branch of government. That is why House Republicans voted to repeal IPAB -- marking our 26th action this Congress to repeal or defund parts of the unpopular health care law.
"IPAB will not only jeopardize access, choice and coverage of quality health care for our nation's seniors, but will also increase health costs and shift the burden onto the private sector. This unaccountable rationing board is just one of many damaging components of ObamaCare that puts government in the way of the doctor-patient relationship. I will continue to stand up for North Texans by fighting for patient-centered solutions and a full repeal of the Democrats' health care law."