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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Medicare Reform WIll Eventually Lead To Single Payer

Photo: snake digesting lunch in our neighbor's front yard.

Andrew Sullivan paints the picture of the future of health care in the US:

Medicare needs more means-testing and more heavy-handed rationing. Private insurance companies will equally have to ration to remain affordable - until, one suspects, the logic of the crisis forces the US to move to single-payer. Even then, my Tory pessimism suggests we will need some major tax hikes, and defense cuts to boot. It's all gruel and no gravy. Is America capable of understanding that, let alone embracing it?

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