U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo) voted today for the repeal of Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Rep. Lummis released the following statement concerning her vote on HR 5, passing the House with a vote of 223 to 181:
"Today was another crucial step towards repealing Obama Care in favor of common sense, affordable solutions. The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) consists of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats dictating cuts to Medicare but more importantly, determining Medicare patients' access to treatment and care.
I'm pleased that my house colleagues were able to see the necessity of IPAB's repeal, and that together we worked towards a better, fairer future for America's seniors."