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If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: 'Thou shalt not ration justice.'
If we are to keep democracy, there must be a commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice.
Thou shalt not ration justice.
The decision is not whether or not we will ration care. The decision will be whether we ration care with our eyes open.
In World War II in Germany, we had a ration for one U.S. soldier, or one allied soldier for every twenty inhabitants. The ratio in Iraq is about one for a hundred and sixty.
The chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80% of the total health care bill out there. There is going to have to be a very difficult democratic conversation that takes place. The decision is not whether or not we will ration care. The decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.
There is no question that managed care is managed cost, and the idea is that you can save a lot of money and make health care costs less if you ration it.
The reality is that we are all economists. We all deal with scarcity as we make choices and calculate how to ration various items and resources that we consume, produce and utilize.
The only freedom supposed to be left to the masses is that of grazing on the ration of simulacra the system distributes to each individual.
Michel De Certeau
I began to ration my writing, for fear I would dream through life as my father had done. I was afraid I had inherited a poisoned gene from him, a vocation without a gift.
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