Heading for 'quick and dirty rules'?
If this op-ed piece
in the New York Times was meant to support Obamacare and reassure the
public that some widespread worries about it are unfounded….it fails.
Things won’t be that bad, it says. They’ll be worse.
One thing’s for sure: Our health care system has failed.
Generational spending wars loom on the horizon. Rationing of health
care is imminent. But given the political inertia, we could soon find
ourselves in a triage situation in which there is no time or money to
create medical-review boards to ponder cost-containment issues or
rationing schemes. We’ll be forced to implement quick-and-dirty rules
based on something simple, sensible and easily verifiable. Like age.
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