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Definition of Ration


  1. A fixed daily allowance of provisions assigned to a soldier in the army, or a sailor in the navy, for his subsistence.
  2. Hence, a certain portion or fixed amount dealt out; an allowance; an allotment.
  3. To supply with rations, as a regiment.

Ration Quotations

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.
Donald Berwick

If we are to keep democracy, there must be a commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice.
Learned Hand

The decision is not whether or not we will ration care. The decision will be whether we ration care with our eyes open.
Donald Berwick

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.
Kurt Bills

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.
Charlie Norwood
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Ration Translations

ration in French is rationnons, rationnez, rationnent, ration
ration in German is Rationiere, Zuteilung
ration in Italian is pezzo, razione
ration in Swedish is portion, ransonera, ranson

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