Health Care Access Denied; Obamacare Rationing Will Leave Seniors without Necessary Medical Assistance

The Washington Times (Washington, DC), March 27, 2012 | Go to article overview

Health Care Access Denied; Obamacare Rationing Will Leave Seniors without Necessary Medical Assistance


Byline: Rep. Larry Bucshon, Rep. Charles Boustany, and Rep. Scott DesJarlais, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

With the debate about the constitutionality of Obamacare on full display in front of the Supreme Court, the unintended consequences of this overreaching law have often taken a back seat to the constitutional questions. Never before in our nation's history has the federal government advocated for the power to compel Americans to purchase products. If this power is upheld, the federal government would be able to dictate purchases and distort a free market that has been the source of our economic strength. While we have serious reservations about the constitutionality of the individual mandate, we are also concerned by the problems it creates in providing access to quality care.

If the goal was affordable care and access for all, this law fails miserably.

First, the law created a 15-member panel of unelected bureaucrats to make health care decisions based on costs. The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) is nothing short of a backdoor approach to a European-style system that will ultimately lead to the rationing of care based on the patient's age or health. The last thing a patient needs is the federal government having a seat in the exam room. This board will cut services and treatments that are necessary for seniors. Not only will services be eliminated, but it will force many providers to exit the market altogether. Already, one in three primary care providers are limiting new Medicare patients and one in eight are rejecting them outright. The IPAB will make these startling statistics, provided by the American Medical Association, grow to a point where finding a Medicare provider will be extremely difficult.

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