WASHINGTON– Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released today the following statement after the House passed H.R. 849, The Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2017:
“Since its proposal, the vastly overreaching Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) has undoubtedly threatened our nation’s health care system. Eliminating IPAB is a necessary step to place seniors back on the level they deserve and strip away the new and unprecedented board authority to make unchallenged cuts to Medicare spending. I was proud to cosponsor this bipartisan piece of legislation, and I look forward to keeping our promise to the American people.”
Congressman Steve Womack has represented Arkansas’s Third Congressional District since 2011 and serves on the House Appropriations Defense, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, and Labor-Health and Human Services subcommittees and the House Committee on the Budget.