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
Robert A. Berenson
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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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Tags Health insurance Health care delivery and payment Hospitals and physicians Private insurance