Feb. 29, 2012, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement praising the House Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee’s bipartisan vote to repeal the Obamacare Independent Payments Advisory Board (IPAB):
“The House Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee is to be praised for repealing the Obamacare death panel. As the costs of Medicare continue to skyrocket, an unelected panel of 15 bureaucrats will be the ones making life and death decisions instead of doctors and patients. The whole point of the Independent Payments Advisory Board is to decide what is and is not covered under Medicare, to reduce the amount of money that is spent per beneficiary, and generally speaking, to ration out care.
“In the end IPAB will decide who lives and who dies; that is why it must be repealed and receive full committee and House floor votes as soon as possible. This provision always has been an abomination.”
“The Real Death Panel,” ALG Senior Editor Robert Romano, Jan. 3, 2011 at http://blog.getliberty.org/default.asp?Display=2947.
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