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Proof that Healthcare Rationing Happens in the Absence of Insurance Companies

NICE has been unable to recommend sorafenib (Nexavar, Bayer) for treating advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) because its high cost could not be justified by its marginal benefit.

There are many, many other examples.

There’s not enough money in the whole world to provide everyone with as much healthcare as could potentially be useful. The US rations care covertly by pricing people out, denying claims, etc. ; the UK rations openly and transparently- which do you prefer?

Don’t try and tell me that rationing only happens in the US. I can disprove that all day and all night.  And I know our system is screwed.  But to overcome our problems, we have to grow up and get real about healthcare.

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