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The States Have Begun Rationing Health Care


The truth is that rationing exists in any market. No entity, be it an individual or a business or the government, can provide an infinite supply of something on a finite budget. At some point, there will be rationing, because at some point somebody has to pay for what you’re getting.

So the question, in terms of the health care market, isn’t whether or not there will be rationing. The question is who controls the rationing. As Americans become more and more dependent on government health care, whether it be through programs like Medicaid or Medicare or because we’re herded onto government-approved health insurance policies through Obamacare, the government gets more of a say in our health care.

Case in point, the clamp-down by the states on prescriptions available through Medicaid programs:

( – Sixteen states have set a limit on the number of prescription drugs they will cover for Medicaid patients, according to Kaiser Health News.

Seven of those states, according to Kaiser Health News, have enacted or tightened those limits in just the last two years.

Medicaid is a federal program that is carried out in partnership with state governments. It forms an important element of President Barack Obama’s health-care plan because under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act–AKA Obamcare–a larger number of people will be covered by Medicaid, as the income cap is raised for the program.

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