I repeat. The left's suggestion that anyone at all was denied healthcare is an "outright bald face lie". There was no question that everyone who needed treatment received treatment and also had options outside of the ER. And the "less cost" chant is also misleading. The one and only reason for less overall spending on healthcare is that millions of the insured now stuck with massively expensive premiums and massively high deductibles can no longer afford to take advantage of their health insurance. One of obamacare's biggest proponents Ezekial Emannuel was a guest on CSPAN this morning. And after getting beseiged with callers (even one democrat) complaining to him about the high premiums and average deductibles of $6000.00, he so much as admitted that obamacare at this time operates like a very expensive catastrophic health insurance policy and that needed to be fixed. He attempted to put lipstick on it, but few were buying it. Obamacare is an unmitigated failure and a serious albatross around the necks of the democrat party. The sooner you work that out, the better for your credibility.
I really have nothing against you and no desire to insult you. However your attempt to broaden the definition of rationing to all commerce is ludicrous. And in doing so, you shoot down your own argument. We are a capitalist nation. Socialized medicine will not work here. The rationing I speak of is rationing based on availability, not cost. When government bean counters make the decisions they limit the availability of high tech diagnostic equipment and doctors. Under single payer, the government would decide how much a doctor or hospital can be reimbursed for your care. The US government is already reimbursing doctors that treat medicare patients at a rate lower then the actual cost of treating them. That is resulting in more and more doctors refusing medicare patients. Tell me why you think they would not do the same in a single payer system.And we have tons of rationing now and we had more of it pre-ACA. We rationed by what kind of job you had, how much it paid, and whether your employer provided healthcare benefits. Medical care is limited, and VERY expensive, so the only question is HOW we are going to ration it and by how much.