Meanwhile, horror stories about the rationing of cancer care by the American insurance industry abound.
And the Republican attacks on the health-care bill are replete with paranoia about rationing and death panels.
But even with contributions from these eager transients, clinics there are rationing.
It could be that doctors are rationing health care—refusing to schedule appointments.
Another charge about keeping outcomes data is that it will lead to rationing.
Such hampering restrictions as conscription to fight or work, or rationing, have been removed.
At present, it is only attached to my command for convenience of rationing and pay.
A shortage of food, rationing of certain items, about eating a lot of cabbage.
She's done it simply because I told her to-night that rationing is definitely coming in.
The restaurants are still fairly supplied; so that the system of rationing is not yet carried out in its integrity.
"restriction to limited allotments," 1865, verbal noun from ration (v.). Specifically of restrictions during wartime from 1917, from conditions in England during World War I.
1550, "reasoning," later, "relation of one number to another" (1660s), then "fixed allowance of food" (1702, often rations, from French ration in this sense), from Latin rationem (nominative ratio) "a reckoning, calculation, proportion" (see ratio). The military pronunciation (rhymes with fashion) took over from the preferred civilian pronunciation (rhymes with nation) during World War I.
A regulated allocation of resources among possible users.
Note: The U.S. government has engaged in rationing usually only under conditions of extreme shortage or economic hardship; certain resources were rationed, for example, during World War II.