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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Rep. Bilirakis: Medicare Rationing Board Will Harm Seniors? Access to Care

March 21, 2012
Bilirakis Blog

On Thursday, the House will vote to repeal yet another provision included in the massive and flawed health care overhaul. 

The "Independent Payment Advisory Board" is a panel of 15 unelected and unaccountable government bureaucrats tasked with reducing Medicare costs through arbitrary cuts to providers, resulting in de facto rationing of care for seniors. The board's decisions cannot be challenged in the courts ? unlike other agency rules ? and carry the full force of the law.

Watch Gus discuss the harm the IPAB would cause to our health care system: