Will government ration health care?

The Wall Street Journal (6/26, A14, subscription required) editorializes, “If or when the Administration’s speculative cost-cutting measures under universal healthcare fail to produce savings, government will start explicitly limiting patient access to treatments and services regarded as too expensive.” Although “Democrats deny this eventuality…health providers will have no choice, given that the current entitlement system is already barreling toward insolvency without adding millions of new people to the federal balance sheet.” When asked “if he would subject his own family to the restrictions of a national health plan” during a “TV healthcare forum on Wednesday,” President Obama responded that “if it’s my family member…I always want them to get the very best care.” The Journal concludes, “We suspect most Americans would agree.”