Cantor Warns That Health Law Will Lead To Care Rationing
The House Majority Leader expressed this concern while speaking to the College of American Pathologists.
The Hill: Cantor: Private Health Care Rationing Better Than Government's
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Tuesday that private health care plans ration care for profit but that consumers should be free to buy whatever coverage they can afford rather than depend on government rationing. In remarks to the College of American Pathologists, Cantor warned that Democrats' health care reform law mandates benefits that are too generous and will bankrupt the country as the government ends up having to offer ever increasing subsidies. That can only lead to government rationing, he said (Pecquet, 5/3).
Politico Pro: Cantor: Rationing Happens Now
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor presented the choice between Republicans' approach to health care and the Obama administration's as one between public-sector or private-sector rationing. Attacking the ACA during a talk Tuesday to the annual policy meeting of the College of American Pathologists in Washington, he said, "Government and its board, its so-called IPAB board, will be in the position to make decisions about which care, which therapy, which treatment, which medicine is available - a.k.a. rationing" (Feder, 5/3).