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Old 09-14-2012, 02:37 PM   #168
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Originally Posted by 2000_328CI View Post
Dreamdrivedrift, you bring up a good point... the notion of healthcare being a human right. Are we, in the United States, entitled to have the state ensure our well being? If so, is the state responsible for keeping us alive or keeping us healthy? If the former, what are the limits to keeping us alive? If you're in a car crash, have no recollection of who you are, nobody comes to claim you, are brain dead, and need to be hooked to a machine to be kept alive, should we do that? At what cost?
I don't have time to respond to the whole thing right now but I'll say this:

The financial cost of keeping people healthy is less than the financial cost of simply keeping people alive.
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