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Walberg Votes to Keep Promises to Our Seniors

June 23, 2015
Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) voted today for the Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act, which repeals the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) established under President Obama's health care law. The IPAB was created to consist of 15 members with sweeping powers to cut Medicare spending without any input from Congress. 

"The ability for unelected bureaucrats to hand down one-size-fits-all rulings regarding Medicare treatments is exactly the wrong approach to medical care. Each individual case is unique and personal health decisions should be made by patients, families, and their doctors—not by an unaccountable board. Regardless of political party, we need to keep our promise to seniors and ensure they have access to high quality care," said Walberg.

Congressman Walberg serves on the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chair of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee. In addition, he serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. For more information on Walberg's work in Congress visit walberg.house.gov.

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