Congressman Smith Votes to Repeal ObamaCare Program

Yesterday I voted to repeal Medicare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), one of the most controversial programs authorized under the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare. I an a cosponsor of the bill, H.R. 1190, Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act.

I continue working to fully repeal ObamaCare because ObamaCare continues to be a costly burden on Texans and the American people.

The IPAB places an unelected board of federal employees in between patients and their doctors. This panel was specifically authorized under ObamaCare to prioritize arbitrary cost-cutting measures over the care of seniors. Seniors deserve better. As we work to relieve Americans from the burden of ObamaCare, I urge the Senate to take up the House-passed bills to fully repeal this failed law.

I have voted more than 50 times to repeal or change the flawed health care law, including twice in the 114th Congress which began in January.


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