“The more radical part of [Warren’s plan] is the very, very bold rationing scheme for health care,” Pope, a scholar at the right-leaning Manhattan Institute, told the Free Beacon. “A big part of how she tries to make the numbers work is really very tightly restricting access to care and funding of health care services.”
Warren’s campaign, which did not respond to request for comment, has avoided using the word “rationing,” likely because it believes the idea would be unpopular. But, as the Massachusetts senator pushes towards the presidency, other Democratic contenders and the public at large may force her to answer hard questions about what single-payer health care requires.
As experts have noted, Warren’s plan relies on optimistic assumptions about the cost of implementing Medicare for All. Her campaign predicts the proposal will add about $20.5 trillion in federal spending over 10 years, which is about $14 trillion short of the liberal-leaning Urban Institute’s estimate.
To shave that $14 trillion off, the plan must drastically curtail spending.
Care will to go to people who have the necessary pull.
ALL medical care everywhere is rationed as medical care is finite in supply.
In a capitalist system it is rationed based upon your ability to pay.
In a socialist system it is rationed based upon your perceived usefulness to the state.