Experts Say ObamaCare Rationing Board Will Hurt Seniors’ Health Care
Mar 12, 2012
The president’s health care law is making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers and – according to experts – will deny treatment options and hurt seniors’ access to care.
Former CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin and policy expert Paul Howard recently explained in Real Clear Politicshow ObamaCare’s unaccountable Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) is designed to impose government “price controls on steroids.” This will lead to “de facto rationing” that hurts American seniors by forcing health care providers to “limit services for Medicare recipients.”
At a recent Congressional hearing, policy expert Scott Gottlieb told Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-IL)certain “services won’t be available” because of the health care rationing board, and “physicians won't be available to take patients.” Watch him here:
The Wall Street Journal agrees and argues the IPAB rationing board will impose “harsher and more arbitrary price controls” that put “limits on the care patients are allowed to receive.” The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin says it will force doctors to “limit or eliminate certain treatment options.”