In recent times, talk about healthcare rationing has taken center stage in the United States of America as more and more people continue to speculate on the implications of the implementation of such a system in the country. The immediate concern has been that this is a sort of long game that is intended to so slowly lull the American people into less rewarding healthcare agendas that would take the form of universal coverage.
Many would even go as far as to fully and openly opine that the endgame of healthcare rationing is to convert the entire country’s healthcare system into a single-payer health care system and paradigm.
Whether there is any substantial truth to these opinions and various sides of the debate is of course, open to deliberation. However, one thing that truly bears mentioning here is the fact that healthcare rationing is in reality far from new.
While the American people were focused on what appeared to be more pressing issues at the time, healthcare rationing was slowly but surely integrated into the overall healthcare system. This setup has been done so seamlessly that you might not even be aware that you’ve undergone one form of healthcare rationing or the other over the past few years.
If you don’t agree, here are some things you might have noticed and overlooked that are in reality the effects of healthcare rationing.
The most notable of this is being restricted access to the benefit of specific types of health care programs or having limited access to certain healthcare providers. Why you wouldn’t immediately notice this is that it is not so blatant.
Another effect of healthcare rationing you would have unwittingly experienced is the increased number of hoops you have to jump, just so you can get a specific type of health care.
Ultimately, while this is less than ideal, it is how the US operates now and everyone has to work with this.