LaMalfa Votes To Preserve Seniors’ Access to Healthcare

Jun 24, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC - Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of H.R. 1190 to repeal Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), an unelected board of fifteen board members charged with the comprehensive authority to reduce the growth of Medicare spending.

“One of the most concerning and equally troubling aspects of Obamacare is its unprecedented shift of power to Washington.  The independent payment advisory board is no exception to that,” said LaMalfa. “Our seniors’ care should not be subject to the decisions made by an unelected board of bureaucrats who get to decide which treatments, services, and providers are deemed necessary. These types of decisions should be made between patients and their doctors. If this administration really wants to rein in Medicare spending, they should come to the table to work together on advancing responsible, long-term solutions to protect access to care now and for future generations.”

H.R. 1190, the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act, passed with a vote of 244-154.

Video of LaMalfa’s statement on the floor of the House of Representatives may be found here:

Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.