Tuesday, July 21, 2009

We Already Ration

So, why should everyone flinch at the idea of rationing health care?

Can you say, "Media Consolidation?"

But the British media leapt on the theme of penny-pinching bureaucrats sentencing sick people to death. The issue was then picked up by the U.S. news media and by those lobbying against health care reform in the United States.

Corporate media and their sponsors will tell the public what's in the public interest. No other ideas will enter the debate.

When the media feature someone like Bruce Hardy or Jack Rosser, we readily relate to individuals who are harmed by a government agency’s decision to limit the cost of health care. But we tend not to hear about — and thus don’t identify with — the particular individuals who die in emergency rooms because they have no health insurance.

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