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Monday, May 11, 2009

First Stealth Step to Health Care Rationing by Obama?

It appears that the first stealth step towards health care rationing has been taken by the Obama administration.

In a CNN article entitled "Private sector signs on for health care reform", which talks of a supposed "$2 trillion savings [in health care costs] over 10 years", the following language also appears, in the fifth paragraph:

'An official pointed to possible savings from ... changing incentives so providers are rewarded for providing "better" care, as opposed to "more" care. Hospitals are now "financially penalized for providing more efficient care by current law," the official said.'

It's necessary to interpret these words, because the plain meaning is not clear. To my mind, the only logical interpreation of so-called "better" care, as opposd to "more" care, is less care. 

In other words: health care rationing.

Read the full article here:


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