Supporters of health care reform respond to the charge that Obamacare will lead to health care rationing with two paradoxical arguments. First, they deny that rationing is being contemplated. Then, they argue that health care is already rationed anyway, so we might as well do it right. (The latest example is this piece in the Washington Post. Here’s my analysis.) I am tempted to ask which it is, but I already know.
Not coincidentally, the rationing board in the UK is now restricting pain control to people suffering terrible back pain. This, in a country experiencing increased pressure to legalize assisted suicide. More at Secondhand Smoke.