Category Archives: Rationing BS

JUDGE ORDERS SEBELIUS TO SUSPEND TRANSPLANT RULE IN MURNAGHAN CASE

Commissar Sebelius has finally discovered a regulation she isn’t willing to break. Sarah Murnaghan is a 10-year-old girl who needs a lung transplant but doesn’t qualify pursuant to federal regulations that put kids her age on a different waiting list than those 12 or older. Sebelius has the authority to waive that rule but refuses [...]

KEEPING AN EYE ON IPAB

Like Michael Barone and other experts, Dick Morris was wrong about the outcome of the election, but he’s right about the need to keep an eye on the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). And, in this video, he does a good job of explaining in plain language the essence what IPAB really is (a rationing [...]

VIDEO: THE DETERMINATORS, THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT OBAMACARE

This film from the Tea Party Patriots highlights the worst elements of Obamacare through the prizm of history, and it’s a scary vision. It exposes the rationing philosophy that informs the law and how it reflects the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche as well the influence of eugenics. It’s long, but well worth watching: [ht The [...]

VIDEO: OBAMACARE IN THE FINAL FRONTIER

In this video ObamaCare meets Star Trek. Visualize “the Allocator” as the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) created by the hilariously titled “Affordable Care Act.” It could never happen on our planet, right? [ht We Stand Firm]

PAUL HSIEH: OBAMACARE SUPPORTERS NOW OPENLY ADVOCATE RATIONING

During the health care reform debate, any conservative or libertarian who mentioned “rationing” was treated like a paranoid hysteric. Well, Paul Hsieh has written a great piece for Forbes showing that we were not only right about rationing, but that the supporters of ObamaCare are no longer bothering to deny it: ObamaCare supporters are now [...]

VIDEO: HOW OBAMACARE WILL KILL SENIORS

If you are under the impression that it is impossible to calculate the value of a human life, you are obviously not an HHS bureaucrat. This calculation, so elusive for philosophers and sages throughout the millennia, is child’s play for such people. They have, in fact, already devised a formula for pricing out your life. [...]

HSIEH: IS THE PRESIDENT’S PROSTATE GLAND MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOURS?

Paul Hsieh has written an excellent Forbes column discussing the “Medical freedom for me, but not for thee” situation created by the grotesque combination of bad ideas and corrupt bargains known as ObamaCare: When President Obama turned 50 last year, he made an “informed patient request” for a PSA test. This is the blood test [...]

BRITS SCREWED AGAIN BY THEIR “FREE” HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

Britain’s socialized health care system is rationing care again. This time, it is denying patients access to the first new drug developed in half a century for treating lupus: Analysts may be rethinking their sales forecasts for GlaxoSmithKline’s lupus drug Benlysta after cost regulators for the National Health Service in the UK turned down funding [...]

OH, BTW, RATIONING IS ALREADY HERE

For those of you who believe that all the warnings I and many others have repeatedly issued about health care rationing under ObamaCare amount to nothing more than scare-mongering, I recommend this eye-opener from Dr. Hal Scherz: CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) is notifying doctors about overutilization of services. My partners and I were among [...]

END-OF-LIFE SAVINGS FOOL’S GOLD?

A couple of weeks ago, in the American Spectator, I gigged Newt Gingrich for parroting a tired progressive talking point: In 2009, he wrote another Washington Post column in which he echoed a refrain often heard from people who believe we should ration care to the elderly: ‘More than 20 percent of all Medicare spending occurs in [...]