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Sebelius: IPAB Will Not Shift Costs or Ration Care

Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, July 15, 2011

Sebelius explained that IPAB is forbidden by law from taking any steps that would reduce or eliminate services. "IPAB can't ration care." She said reductions in provider payments might mean that some Medicare providers would decide to no longer deliver a service but noted that is just like the way it works in private health insurance.

See Also:

Obama Deficit Reduction Plan Prompts Call for Repeal of IPAB

White House Deficit Reduction Proposal Targets Medicare


Margaret Dick Tocknell is a reporter/editor with HealthLeaders Media.
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