Sunday, August 30, 2009

We Already Ration Health Care

Ezra Klein makes the point that those claiming that health care reform might lead to rationing of care and waiting lists like exist in Canada or Great Britain are missing the point. Currently in the United States, we ration, we ration, we ration.

This is not an arguable proposition. It is not a difference of opinion, or a conversation about semantics. We ration. We ration without discussion, remorse or concern. We ration health care the way we ration other goods: We make it too expensive for everyone to afford.

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