On Thursday, the House Ways and Means Committee approved legislation to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board, a provision in the new health care laws that creates a board of unelected officials to reduce Medicare costs.

Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) is a longtime physician and author of the repeal effort. Roe tells us Congress should be eager to rescind this part of the law since the Congress would have virtually no oversight over this panel.

“The authority would be lost by Congress to do much about this and we should never do that,” Roe told WND.

He explains how the provision got into the law in the first place and why quite a few Democrats are on his side.

The congressman also details how care would be indirectly denied by this panel, not by denying treatment but by denying reimbursement to doctors who prescribe treatment deemed too costly.

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