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    The Folly of Obamacare by Jonah Goldberg on National Review Online

    The Folly of Obamacare
    It’s a bait and switch.

    By Jonah Goldberg

    Let us for a moment adopt the proposition that health care is in fact a “right,” as pretty much every liberal politician has told us for at least a generation.

    Now let us consider how President Obama’s proposed health-care bill would work. Under his plan, an official body — staffed with government doctors, actuaries, economists, and other experts — will determine which health-care treatments, procedures, and remedies are cost-effective and which are not. Then it will decide which ones will get paid for and which won’t. Would a 70-year-old woman be able to get a hip replacement, or would that not be considered a wise allocation of resources? Would a 50-year-old man not be permitted an expensive test his doctor wants if the rules say the cheaper, less-thorough one is sufficient? The Democrats call this “cost-controls.” But for the patient and the doctor, it’s plain old rationing.

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    "of the Government, by the Government, for the Government".
    We are now slaves to A GREEDY government.
     
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    All those words to say, "health care isn't a right." :eek: :lol:
     
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    Regardless of what we do about HC, it IS going to be rationed.

    It already is rationed

    Not well, of course, but that's a different issue, entirely.

    So the choice isn't "Will we ration health care".

    The choice is "How will we ration health care?"
     

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