LATEST LANCE TWEET
U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance votes against Obama health care plan's cost-cutting panel
U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance, R-Hunterdon, voted today against a key part of President Barack Obama's health care law in a House panel.
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee passed legislation that called for the repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
The advisory board would be made up of 15 appointed members who are charged with recommending cost savings to Medicare, according to the White House's website.
Lance said in a statement he opposed unelected officials having power to make cost-cutting decisions.
"I fear it will lead to the rationing of care for Medicare beneficiaries," Lance said.
The advisory board is a function of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, derided by conservatives as "Obamacare."
To read more click here.