Another very common form of rationing
is by health condition.
Bloomberg said New York's rationing
will be similar to the rules imposed last Saturday in the neighboring state of New Jersey, which has seen long lines reduced and gas stations remain open later since rationing
was not only still in force, but was actually more stringent.
Twenty-five years ago, the late Jeff Merrill and I wrote a guest editorial in Inquiry that tried to dispel myths about rationing
was introduced in January 1940 and the first targets for rationing
were butter and bacon, but it soon spread to many other foods.
To make matters even worse, electricity theft increased dramatically in many areas which also prompted the company to increase rationing
in most areas," the statement said.
TEPCO, which is already under fire for a nuclear crisis involving its nuclear reactors in Fukushima Prefecture, has also been facing criticism over its handling of power rationing
as the step was taken on short notice without giving people much time to comprehend what would happen.
Nonetheless, among those in bioethics who have written much on rationing
over the years--Norman Daniels, Leonard Fleck, Paul Menzel, Alan Buchanan, Peter Ubel, and myself, for instance--there is a fair degree of consensus.
Beyond that, the fact that some people are unable to pay for insurance isn't any more rationing
than my being unable to afford a house the size of Al Gore's homes.
The rising cost of healthcare services combined with the ever increasing problems in public financing worldwide, have recently led to reconsideration of rationing
as a convenient method for cost savings in healthcare delivery (OECD 2008).
To deal with extreme shortages, the Ministry of Food instituted a system of rationing
Almost one in four (23%) doctors said they had witnessed "drug rationing
", with some of the most common rationing
occurring for cancer drugs, but also for painkillers and arthritis medicines.