Thursday, January 8, 2009

Healthcare Will Be Linked to Reproduction

Since healthcare is at its root an ethical question, at some point we are going to end up linking it to reproduction.

In any place where some sort of minimum healthcare is guaranteed, the society immediately faces the question of when to give up on people and let them die. Taking this a little further, it seems likely that at some point some governments will likely tie healthcare to reproduction.

That is, either you can live, or your children can live. The more children you have, the less healthcare the society will be likely to want to give to you.

Though it may seem cruel, it is a rather fair way of looking at the issue. If someone has ten children, they are creating ten more consumers of the healthcare system. At some point, the system needs to cut off the parent in favor of the children.

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