Rep. John Shadegg (AZ) was recently interviewed at the blog, Right Wing News. He talked about everything from health care to earmarks. Here is an excerpt of the answer to the first question, on heatlh care:
...In Canada where they have a single payer government run system they ration care, people wait in very long lines....and in England they ration healthcare through what is called the "NICE Board." The "NICE Board" is a board empowered to say who gets what care and what that really means is that in some instances they'll say, well, if you're young enough that it makes economic sense to provide you an expensive treatment, we'll do it -- but if you're too old, we'll deny you that treatment -- and so they ration it that way. One of the things that came out as we were preparing was that the "NICE Board," for example, in England has decided that if you have what's called macular degeneration, that is you're losing your sight, the drug to treat it is very, very expensive so the "NICE Board" has decided that they won't give you that drug until you have already lost sight in one eye because, what the heck, you don't need two.