Carol Platt Liebau
The  NY Times' David Leonhardt reveals the dirty little secret behind ObamaCare:  It will ultimately involve denying care to Americans when someone (presumably, in the government) decides that care will not be "cost effective."  As Leonhardt admits:

From an economic perspective, health reform will fail if we can’t sometimes push back against the try-anything instinct.

When it's your child, or spouse, or parent who's at risk, it's not going to be terribly reassuring to hear that some options will simply be characterized as a "try-anything" gambit and refused because of their cost. 

And the end game is decidedly ugly.  As Leonhardt puts it:

Eventually, we may well have to decide against paying for expensive treatments with only modest benefits.

'Scuse me, but doesn't that sound eerily like the possibility of a death panel for Grandma -- at least if her treatment gets too "expensive" and the benefits to her are deemed to be "only modest"?

Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.