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H.R. 1190 (114th): Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2015


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 24, 2015 (Referred to Senate Committee). The bill was not enacted into law.

Summary of this bill

The Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2015 would repeal the sections of the Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as Obamacare) that established the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB. The IPAB is a board of 15 members who can reduce Medicare spending if spending grows too fast. The bill has received support from 215 Republican and 20 Democratic cosponsors. Its sponsor, Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN1) issued a press release on June 16. The bill passed the House with a vote of 244–154 on party lines. No Republicans voted in opposition.


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1190

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 24, 2015

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT

To repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2015.

2.

Repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board

Effective as of the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148), sections 3403 and 10320 of such Act (including the amendments made by such sections) are repealed, and any provision of law amended by such sections is hereby restored as if such sections had not been enacted into law.

3.

Rescinding funding amounts for Prevention and Public Health Fund

Section 4002(b) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 300u–11(b)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (2), by striking 2017 and inserting 2016;

(2)

in paragraph (5)—

(A)

by striking 2022 and inserting 2026; and

(B)

by redesignating such paragraph as paragraph (7); and

(3)

by striking paragraphs (3) and (4) and inserting the following:

(3)

for fiscal year 2017, $390,000,000;

(4)

for each of fiscal years 2018 and 2019, $487,000,000;

(5)

for each of fiscal years 2020 and 2021, $585,000,000;

(6)

for each of fiscal years 2022 through 2025, $780,000,000; and

.

Passed the House of Representatives June 23, 2015.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk