Did President Obama hint at healthcare rationing during last night’s State of the Union address?
In his speech, Obama listed healthcare reform as a key in reducing long-term government debt, specifically referring to the “rising cost of health care for an aging population.”
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“And those of us who care deeply about programs like Medicare must embrace the need for modest reforms.”
Obama said he will work to “reduce taxpayer subsidies to prescription drug companies and ask more from the wealthiest seniors.”
He continued: “We’ll bring down costs by changing the way our government pays for Medicare, because our medical bills shouldn’t be based on the number of tests ordered or days spent in the hospital. They should be based on the quality of care that our seniors receive.”
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