Roskam: Expert Says IPAB Will in Fact Lead to Rationed Care & Hurt Provider’s Ability to Deliver Patient Care

From the office of Rep. Peter Roskam (R, Illinois 6th District)…

Transcripts, Ways & Means Committee Hearing, 03/06/12:

Congressman Roskam: “Under IPAB, will healthcare providers ability to provide care to patients be affected by reimbursements being cut for particular services?”

Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research: “I think it absolutely will.”


Congressman Roskam: “Rationing as you know is not defined in the statute. Let me ask you this: can you have per se rationing based on what the Independent Payment Advisory Board makes decisions to reimburse?”

Scott Gottlieb, M.D.: “Sure, you’re going to have payment driven so low in some settings that certain services won’t be available. Physicians won’t be available to take patients.”

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