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Health Care Rationing

The Democratization of Health Care:The Seniors Question

Gary Puckrein | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Gary Puckrein

How can Medicare afford to cover our seniors? One answer to that question is Medicare's recent effort to move away from paying fees for services and toward paying for value.

Unlikely Prescription for Medicare's Fiscal Woes

J.D. Kleinke | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
J.D. Kleinke

This is exactly how it works with many of the hundreds of mini-IPABs operating today across the health insurance industry, in secret. No drug reps, no boondoggles, no contact with industry. Huh?

How Would You Like Your Rationing -- Rational, or Irrational?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Several years after making headlines for its health care reform, Massachusetts is back in the news, this time for passing legislation that aims to impose a cap on overall health care spending. That ambition implies, even if it doesn't quite manage to say, a very provocative word: rationing.

Is it Rationing? Cancer Screening and Clinical Uncertainty

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

The dilemma for PSA screening and many other tests and treatments is that there's no science-based way to know whether holding back constitutes "rationing" for particular patients.

Choosing (Medicine) Wisely: Good Answers for Good Questions

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Make your standard of care better than standard. Be a good boss -- ask good questions, get good answers. By doing so, you can help ensure that you and your doctor are always diligent, and choosing wisely -- together.

Perry Tells Dubious Anecdote About 'Obamacare'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry told an anecdote Wednesday in Urbandale, Iowa of a cancer patient who came up to him claiming that the health care law signed by...

Demanding Value in Health Care

Dr. Dennis Gottfried | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Dr. Dennis Gottfried

Each time we decide a medical policy, a critical question that has been neglected up to now must be asked, "Is the care we are receiving worth the price we are paying?"

Michael McAuliff

GOP Releases Scary Medicare Ad After Republicans Decry 'MediScare' Tactics

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 87-member Republican freshman congressional class of 2010 may be among the most consequential crops of new legislators ever, but the...

Cantor: Private Health Care Rationing Better Than Government's

The Hill | Julian Pecquet | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Tuesday that private healthcare plans ration care for profit but that consumers should be free to buy w...

Rational Rationing vs. Irrational Rationing: The Struggle for the Legacy of Ruben Betancourt

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

Are there circumstances in which patient autonomy, as expressed through surrogates, should be overruled in the name of resource allocation and/or sound medical practice?

Health Care Rationing: Why the "R" Word is a Red Herring

N. E. Marsden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
N. E. Marsden

it is ludicrous to imply that private insurance companies don't ration care by flat-out refusing procedures that people genuinely need or desperately want.

Better Health Care Through Rationing

Gov. Dick Lamm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Gov. Dick Lamm

Rationing is the price we must pay for our creative success. It is the ugly child of the marriage of our ingenuity and our egalitarianism.

Republican Lawmakers Gin Up Fear Of Rationing, Can't Offer Any Proof

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Surrounded by a group of parents clutching pictures of their special needs children, two Republican members of Congress stood in front of the Capitol ...

Poll: Majority Dismiss Right Wing Healthcare Attacks As "Scare Tactics"

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Wow, this is cause for cautious optimism: Buried in a new Bloomberg poll is evidence that solid majorities dismiss all the leading right wing health c...

Dead Kids

August J. Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
August J. Pollak

How awesome are YOUR insurance rations?

Wall Street Journal Reports On Health Care Rationing By US Insurers

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Kall

It does not surprise me that the media has failed so miserably to accurately put the American health care system's dismal performance and outrageous cost into an international context.

Hey Sarah Palin! Why Not Actually Read Dr. Emanuel's article on rationing limited resources?

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lennard Davis

While Sarah Palin may not like the idea that any citizen should be denied health care, how would she suggest we distribute the precious few kidneys available to a long list of people on dialysis?

Rationing Care by Driving Doctors Out of Practice

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Francine Hardaway

Rationing will happen with or without reform. At least with reform you may be rationed by an objective committee, rather than by having the last doctor in your town go out of business.

Part 2: Un-Spinning Healthcare Reform

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

The problem isn't a few highly specialized physicians as much as it is the gaping maw between the few zip codes where they practice and the rest of the country. This is the real class warfare.

Stop Distorting the Truth about End of Life Care

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

GOP leadership has been gravely distorting the truth and misrepresenting the facts about the bipartisan effort for the Life Sustaining Treatment Preferences Act.

Jason Linkins

Louisiana Republican Warns Of Organ Rationing That Already Occurs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just a little while ago, GOP Rep. Steve Scalise from Louisiana was riven with concern over the terrifying prospect of government intervention in healt...

At Least We All Now Know What the Health Care Reform Debate Is About

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

The following five developments made clear that America is not prepared for what it must do in regard to health care reform.

Health Care Rationing? The US Has Been Rationing Care for Years

Sarah Lovinger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Lovinger

I am not sure in which alternate reality these Conservative nay-sayers live, but as a primary care doctor working with uninsured patients, I can assure you that health care has been rationed in the US for years.

The Coming Ethical Crisis: Oxygen Rationing

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

One of the questions that will face our society when a future pandemic proves more deadly is how our public health authorities ought to allocate ventilators.

NYT Condemns Anti-Rationing Health Care Arguments: "Not Substantive"

New York Times | David Leonhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More to the point: Rationing! As in: Wait, are you talking about rationing medical care? Access to medical care is a fundamental right. And rationing...