Tuesday, November 26, 2013

ObamaCare and Rationing, Fact or Fiction?...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs-Tyranny

As the floodgates of bad news for ObamaCare and President Obama seem to continue to widen. Or, is it just more anti Obama nutter talk fueled by the wacko right wing extreme obstructionists of the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party?

According to Mark Halperin health care rationing and "death panels" are going to be a reality of the ACA. This from TPM

One of the Beltway's best-known pundits gave credence this week to perhaps the fringiest of all Obamacare conspiracy theories.

In an interview on Monday with the conservative Newsmax, Time's Mark Halperin said that so-called "death panels" are enshrined in the Affordable Care Act.

"It's going to be a huge issue," Halperin said. "And that's something else about which the President was not fully forthcoming or straight-forward."

"So, you believe there will be rationing, a.k.a 'death panels'?" host Steve Malzberg asked Halperin, the co-author of the 2012 election chronicle "Double Down."

"It's built into the plan. It's not like a guess or like a judgment. That's going to be part of how costs are controlled," Halperin said before arguing that it's necessary to ration care. {Read More}

Well there you have it. You, the loyal readers be the judge because I haven't an idea who to believe anymore. I guess it's time for more popcorn and beer because this ObamaCare thing is becoming almost as interesting and exciting as any Sunday NFL game.

Via: Memeorandum


  1. The way that I see it, Les, there are only 2 feasible ways to bend the cost-curve pertaining to healthcare; government rationing and competition, and it is obviously through the former that Mr. Obama prefers that we proceed (though, no, I personally prefer not to use terms such as "death panels").

    1. right Will. Death panels are a feature of single-payer. They are not a feature of a competitive situation, nor of Obamacare.

    2. Yes, it is just to bad the heath insurers and the pharmaceutical companies will continue to screw the consumer to maximize corporate profits.

      Me, I'm going to screw them both. Eat well, exercise, live well, and at the end of the day (when I know it's my time) off to the mountains with a blanket.

      Screw the death panel bulls*it. Because that is all that it is.

  2. It is a complex problem Will. While I prefer the market competion profile over government health insurance mandates one of the big issues is the profit factor. Insurers and pharmaceuticals are raping the consumer IMO. Politicians on both sides are playing into the fear factor while they are getting the best health insurance and healthcare.

    I hate to say it but it has become nothing but a political game and the stakes are winner take all. Meanwhile we get screwed no matter which ideology ultimately prevails.

    It has become ever more tiring, tedious actually. There is a better way, but both sides are too vested in their ideology and neither is really focused on resolving the issue.


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