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Rationing Healthcare? We’re Already Doing It

During a meeting this summer between President Obama and governors sympathetic to his healthcare agenda, the President urged them to avoid using the word “rationing.” For many, the word conjures up specters of long waits or limits on individual choice. Others worry it could move medical or life-and-death decisions away from the family. But what is lost in this fear of rationing, and attempts to mute the word, is the fact that we are already rationing.

Read the full piece on Carnegie Ethics Online.


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