Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Rationing Medical Care: Who Do You Trust?

This story from the New York Times is a stark reminder that health care in the United States is carefully rationed - it's just rationed by private insurance companies rather than by public health services, as in many European countries. My personal preference is that I would rather have my health care rationed by public servants who are accountable to me through elections, rather than by private insurers who are first and foremost accountable to their shareholders and then perhaps accountable to me - if I live long enough to sue them, that is, which was not the case for the young girl in the NYTimes article.

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