Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Healthcare Issue Is about Choosing Who Dies When

Modern medical technology has advanced to the point where the United States cannot pay for all the healthcare we can give. Considering the millions of dollars it can take to keep one person alive, how can we expect to offer total healthcare to every citizen?

This means that at some point we have to decide when it is not cost effective to keep someone alive. No politician wants to admit this, so we keep pretending that it's not the central issue. But it is, and until we admit it, we will not be able to solve the "healthcare problem."

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