Westerman on Vote to Repeal IPAB: Citizens Want “Less Government and Less Overreach”

June 24, 2015
Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) voted Tuesday (June 23) to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) created by the Affordable Care Act. Since Obamacare was enacted, the advisory board of 15 individuals chosen by the president was never appointed.

“Repeal of IPAB – an unnecessary advisory board – is what the people of the Fourth District want," Westerman said. "They want less government and less overreach into their lives. The advisory board is not needed, doesn’t improve healthcare for Americans and is nothing more than a way to grow government.”