Rationing Medical Care: Health Officials Struggle With Setting Standards

A triage training exercise at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey in April 2005. (Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

“The partisan attacks of the health reform debate have set back the public discussion of resource allocation in a very serious way by putting things in terms of ‘death panels’ or ‘it’s un-American to limit resources,’ as if American insurers don’t do that all the time.”

Why Counting Undocumented Immigrants in the 2010 Census Counts for a Lot

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Not counting undocumented immigrants could slow recovery from the economic recession and lead to bad public policies based on incomplete and inaccurate census information.

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