The Rationing Commission

As envisioned by the Senate Finance Committee, the commission would have to meet certain budget targets each year:

  • Starting in 2015, Medicare could not grow more rapidly on a per capita basis than by a measure of inflation.
  • After 2019, it could only grow at the same rate as GDP, plus one percentage point.
  • Until 2019 the commission will only be allowed to attack Medicare Advantage and to raise premiums for Medicare prescription drug coverage.
  • But a decade from now, all providers are fair game — which also happens to be roughly the time when ObamaCare’s spending explodes.

Full Wall Street Journal editorial here.

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  1. Ken says:

    All these people who are selling out today are going to pay a heavy price tomorrow.

  2. Bruce says:

    I think the people who sold out others should have their care rationed first.

  3. Larry C. says:

    This is all very worrisome.

  4. Vicki says:

    Other than here and in the Wall Street Journal I haven’t seen this discussed anywhere.

  5. Linda Gorman says:

    As we spend more than the rest of the world on education, why not limit spending on that, too? Including teachers’ salaries…