Eventually, in the US, you will be assigned a quality of life score that will determine whether or not you receive various kinds of treatments. These kinds of decisions currently are made between doctors and patients. In the future, government bureacrats will make them.
Access to care is another means of rationing. Because of Medicare reimbursements cuts over the past three years that nobody takes about, a recent study by a global research firm found that of 12,000 physicians, 75% said that their practices are in severe financial diffiuclty, 35% said that they foreseeclosing their practices in 2013, and 20% are using personal funds to keep their practices open. The strategy: less access means lower costs.