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Latta Votes to Strengthen Medicare By Repealing Medicare Decision-Making Board


Location: Washington, DC

On the eve of the two-year anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) voted to protect Medicare recipients by repealing the President's Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The House of Representatives passed the Protecting Access to Healthcare Act (PATH), H.R. 5, which ends IPAB under the President's health care overhaul law -- a board of unelected bureaucrats charged with Medicare payment decisions.

"IPAB must be repealed, as this board will have extremely negative consequences on American families health care," said Latta. "This board of unelected members will be making decisions for tens of thousands of Medicare patients. The power to control the purse strings will give enormous power to control what type of care a patient receives. I strongly believe that physicians and patients are in the best position to decide their own health care, and IPAB must be repealed."

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