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H.R. 849 (115th): Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 849 amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to terminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).

The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) was established as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and is charged with developing proposals to reduce Medicare spending. The board consists of fifteen appointed members that may make recommendations regarding Medicare cuts without Congressional oversight or input. Additionally, IPAB proposals are considered under fast-track procedures that limit Congress’s ability to modify the amount of cuts to Medicare and automatically ...

Sponsor and status

David “Phil” Roe

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 6, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Feb 3, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 2, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

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What legislators are saying

Roe Applauds Inclusion of IPAB Repeal in Budget Agreement
    — Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1] (Sponsor) on Feb 7, 2018

Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare
    — Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 2, 2017

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - November 3, 2017
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0] on Nov 6, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 849 will add $17.5 billion in new spending through 2027.

History

Feb 3, 2017
 
Introduced

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Jul 20, 2017
 
Considered by Health

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Oct 4, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Oct 31, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means

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Nov 2, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 849 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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