About the bill
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 put the proposal into effect if Congress fails to act. IPAB has yet to be constituted because the conditions that trigger IPAB activity have yet to be met. This condition is determined by the Chief Actuary of CMS annually and ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 1st congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Nov 6, 2017
Length: 2 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
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.
270 Cosponsors (225 Republicans, 45 Democrats)
Statement of Administration Policy
What legislators are saying
“Roe Applauds Inclusion of IPAB Repeal in Budget Agreement”
— Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1, 2009-2020] (Sponsor) on Feb 7, 2018
What stakeholders are saying
H.R. 849 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 849. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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