ObamaCare Is All About Rationing

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
The Wall Street Journal has an interesting OpEd piece on the proposed health care overhaul, by Martin Feldstein

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ObamaCare Is All About Rationing

Interesting but is he an unbiased observer? A quick look at his CV would appear to indicate that he may have an interest in how this turns out (he has connections with HCA and I'm assuming that is the Hospital Corporation of America). And therein lies the problem - as with all these sort of issues, where do you find someone to tell the story in an unbiased way?

Posted at 8/20/2009 3:01:11 AM by John Lindsay


ObamaCare Is All About Rationing

Regardless, there's a leap of faith here that much of America simply can't make. ObamaCare states that the US government can do ALL three of these simulataneously:

1. Reduce costs

2. Not ration care

3. Insure an additional 40+ million people

Uh-huh.

Posted at 8/20/2009 6:36:16 AM by Frank


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John, I assume that everyone has a bias, including me. As you and he point out, it's terribly complex. And, it's hard to find someone to tell the story in an unbiased way.

Posted at 8/20/2009 10:39:09 AM by Eric Mack


ObamaCare Is All About Rationing

Health care is already rationed, and will always be rationed since resources are not unlimited. The question is who will make the decisions about what health care is provided to whom. See the health care reform article recently added to the above web site: { Link }

The answer to the bias mentioned in previous post is a balanced approach.

Posted at 8/22/2009 3:45:34 PM by Steven C. Dossin, Ph.D.


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Thanks, Steven, for the link, Good perspective. My takeaway is that this issue is far more complex than can be described in a sound byte, tweet, or news clip. Thanks for adding to the conversation.

Posted at 8/22/2009 4:20:33 PM by Eric Mack


ObamaCare Is All About Rationing

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Posted at 10/14/2009 12:48:00 PM by NJRESIDENT



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