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RationING, or RationAL? Health Care Cost Control Falls Victim to Ideology

David Ropeik | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics
David Ropeik

To a patient, approving or disapproving coverage of health care based on a comparison of costs against benefits is rationing, in all that word's ugliest meanings. But to everyone suffering from the excessive cost of health care, this sort of decision making is rational.