Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Excellent Article About the Rhetoric of Rationed Care

This isn't from my favorite New York Times writers Tom Friedman or Paul Krugman. Yet it is one of the best articles on an important health care topic (or any other subject) I've seen in a long time.

I'm referring to "Health Care Rationing Rhetoric Overlooks Reality" by David Leonhardt appearing today in the NYT. It makes the case that health care rationing is occuring in reality in the US already, just in a worse way overall than other developed countries that have universal coverage supported by public funding.

I hope President Obama and the public spirited policy makers (who haven't been entirely bought over by industry interests) get to read this and pay serious attention to it.

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