Consumer-Directed Doctoring: The Doctor Is In, Even If Insurance Is Out

Testimony

Consumer-Directed Doctoring: The Doctor Is In, Even If Insurance Is Out

Statement of Robert A. Berenson, M.D. before the Joint Economic Committee
April 28, 2004

Abstract

Senior fellow Robert Berenson discussed physicians providing care outside of the insurance system at a hearing of the Joint Economic Committee. He concluded that physicians' business practices are actually contributing to rising service use and, as a result, hindering cost containment efforts, the combination of which could exacerbate current problems with access to services for the uninsured and underinsured.

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