Viewpoint: Health care rationing already exists
A number of recent Bulletin Viewpoints disparage health care reform and breezily dismiss the impact of current rationing based on ability to pay.
In fact, about forty-five percent of Americans went without needed care in 2007 because they couldn't afford it; more than half of all Americans cut back on care and/or stopped buying neededmedications because of costs; and, as many as 22,000 Americans die each year because they lack health insurance.
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