Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Hensarling Votes to Protect Americans on Medicare

Nov 2, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON–U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) released the following statement after voting to protect Medicare from the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB):

“As a part of Obamacare, the Independent Payment Advisory Board allows for an unelected, unaccountable board to make changes to Medicare without any oversight from the Legislative Branch. The board has the ability to unilaterally cut Medicare spending, reduce seniors’ access to health care, and stick the government in a place where it has no business to be – in your personal health care decisions. This kind of government overreach is absolutely unacceptable. Today, the House acted to protect Americans who benefit from Medicare by voting to eliminate this board.”