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"The Doctor's Dilemma"

Joseph Cooper | Posted 10.16.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Despite all that bile, the dilemmas portrayed in Shaw's 1906 play might inform some thinking about how we distribute decontamination equipment and intensive-care teams; how we allocate protective gear, bio-containment facilities, isolation rooms, and life-saving vaccines.

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...

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.

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...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Cries Of 'MediScare' Prompt Democratic Shout of 'Hypocrisy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a bold political about-face, a group of freshman Republicans who won office campaigning against cuts to Medicare last year called on ...

Kidney Patients Face Dialysis Rationing

Sheri Fink | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sheri Fink

Photo: David Baron/PRI's The World In South Africa, treatment in the public health service for patients suffering from kidney failure is rationed. T...

Report: Rationing caused water main breaks in L.A.

LA Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A city law that rationed lawn watering for conservation is to blame for the water main breaks that inundated homes and businesses last summer, accordi...

Cost Effective Medical Care

Dr. Dennis Gottfried | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Dennis Gottfried

Physicians ration care daily based on the patient's type of insurance, on our office's ability to obtain preauthorization, on patient's demands, and on the patient's willingness to pay.

Experts Lock Horns Over Health Care Hot Topics

Joel B. Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joel B. Schwartzberg

NOW on PBS has created a new interactive forum called "Issue Clash" that features detailed arguments and rebuttals from eight qualified experts on four controversial topics, on which users can vote.

Health Insurance Exec Admits Her Industry Rations Care: "We Believe In Controlling Utilization"

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Reality is right there in black and white for all to see.

New York Times' Insurance Industry Tearjerker Tries To Change The Subject From Industry Practices

David Dayen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Dayen

The New York Times published a very nice press release from the desk of Humana, one of the nation's largest health insurance companies.

While Lobbyists Lament Rationing, Some Patients Want It

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

The rant about rationing is designed to make consumers feel that no one will be able to get in to see a doctor under a public plan and make efforts at real health care reform fail.

A Second City Warning to Obama

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael L. Millenson

The fact that Second City comics in the heart of Chicago are successfully playing to GOP-fueled fears of rationing should raise a bright red warning flag at the White House.

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...

Ad Suggestion For Obama -- McCain AWOL On GI Bill

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's time to fight fire with fire -- point out McCain's most embarassing votes, and paint him as an extremist or a party hack while doing so. Also paint him as anti-middle-class.