UM: Health Care

The Detroit Free Press looks at the debate over whether health care reform will result in more rationing of medical care. The article quotes Dr. A. Mark Fendrick, a UM physician and health policy specialist: “If you are going to ration, I’d much prefer rationing based on clinical benefits rather than one’s ability to pay. There are 40-plus-million Americans with no insurance who certainly do not get the same level of care as those who have insurance. This is rationing by one’s ability to pay for services.” [Source]