What did the drama surrounding new mammogram policies teach us about Obamacare? That, “the political left supports such medical rationing even as it disavows that any such thing is happening” says the WSJ’s opinion headliner. The article traces the “political duck-and-cover” following last week’s new health policy that said women could wait untill age 50 for mammograms. The rationale: more harm comes from early testing than the benefit of saving lives. The article concludes with a daunting reality:
“What’s really going on here is that the left knows its designs will require political rationing of care, but it doesn’t want the public to figure this out until ObamaCare passes. Then it will begin the campaign to instruct the rest of us that we must follow the guidance of Princeton professors about what medical care we can receive. Americans will simply have to accept that the price of government-run health care in the name of redistributive justice is that patients and their doctors must bow to the superior wisdom of HHS task forces.”
What do you think?