Rationed and Restricted Care: The Inevitable Outcome of Government-Run Health Care

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What To Know: Even as he praised Britain’s National Health Service, Vox co-founder Ezra Klein admits that under universal health care, care itself is universally rationed.

The TPPF Take: The rationing of care is inevitable when government’s in charge.

“Those in favor of expanding government control over health care say it will cut costs,” says TPPF’s Lauren Bick. “But when they don’t, policymakers and administrators turn to a less optimal solution—rationing care, or the regulation of access to drugs and health care services. This naturally leads to worse health outcomes overall. The necessary one-size-fits-all restrictions neglect a patient’s individual and unique issues, needs, and preferences.”

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