The Case Against Rationing


HOW EUTHANASIA RELATES TO HEALTH CARE REFORM:

Since its inception, the pro-life movement has been as concerned with protecting older people and people with disabilities from euthanasia as with protecting unborn children from abortion.  It has recognized that denial of lifesaving medical treatment, food and fluids against the will of a patient is a form of involuntary euthanasia.  When the government prohibits Americans from obtaining health care necessary to preserve their lives, or limits their ability to obtain it, this health care rationing is a form of such involuntary euthanasia.

 

For this reason, NRLC opposed the Clinton Health Care Rationing Plan of 1993-94, and has fought rationing in Medicare

 

RESOURCES

Affording Health Care Without Rationing

 

How Price Controls Force Rationing [PDF]

 

The Justice Argument

 

The Dangers of Managed Care