When people want to demonize single payer systems, they always wind up going after rationing, and more often than you’d think with hip replacements…Please read the whole thing, as poster Aaron Carroll has something important to say about health costs.
It’s not true. They don’t deny hip replacements to the elderly (in Canada). But there’s more.
Do you know who gets most of the hip replacements in the United States? The elderly.
Do you know who pays for care for the elderly in the United States? Medicare.
Do you know what Medicare is? A single-payer system.
Then there's this takedown of rightwing scare tactics.
Hello, I’m the private sector.
And I’m Obamacare!
Obamacare, I have to tell you about the sweetest, bravest little girl I met. Her name’s Chloe, she’s eight years old, and she was born with a heart condition that has meant surgery after surgery just to keep her alive. She’s spent so much of her life in the hospital, but she is just the brightest, cheeriest girl you could imagine. She has this big stuffed bear she called “Mr. Bear,” and she takes it everywhere. They’re best friends! Oh, and here’s the best part. Her family just reached their lifetime cap on coverage, so I don’t have to pay their bills any more. They were getting pretty expensive!
Yeah, you can’t do that anymore.
Read more at http://wonkette.com/532974/wonkette-special-investigative-report-the-lost-republican-obamacare-ads#qSyaIeqkudMrJFf9.99
And another epic failure of a "news" organization to find someone harmed by Obamacare. (Fox does good job, shoots Roger Ailes in foot, basically. Will wonders never cease?)