The infamous ObamaCare death panel, IPAB, received repeal votes in the Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee this week, signaling some steps to repeal the bill in full.
Bipartisan legislation to repeal the healthcare law’s cost-control board sailed through a House panel on Wednesday, raising pressure on the Senate to take up the bill and dealing President Obama a political blow.
The Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee vote was 17-5, with ranking member Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) and Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.) crossing the aisle to vote for repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board. There were no amendments.
The bill to repeal IPAB is expected to be voted on in the House floor by the end of the month, in conjunction with the Supreme Court first arguments on ObamaCare.
IPAD is a panel of 15 unelected and unaccountable government bureaucrats that would essentially allot Medicare funds, deciding on which care to approve or reject. In order for the decision that the 15 bureaucrats that sit on the IPAD board make to be overturned, Congress would have to have a supermajority vote. Something that isn’t likely to happen very often.