Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Rouzer (NC-7) released the following statement after the House passed the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2015 (H.R. 1190) by a vote of 244-154.    

“Obamacare continues to be a drain on the economy and job creation and is harmful to our seniors.  The President’s hand-selected and bureaucratic Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) threatens seniors’ access to medical care and strips Congress of its ability to oversee Medicare spending.  Repealing IPAB ensures that seniors will not be subject to the whims of this board and helps protect their access to quality healthcare.”