When you hand over the checkbook to your healthcare, you also hand over the ultimate decision making as well. Remember when Nancy Pelosi said that birth control will stimulate the economy? This is the same line of thinking and it all leads to the same ugly term that no one likes to talk about. Eugenics.
From his own words
President Obama suggested at a town hall event Wednesday night that one way to shave medical costs is to stop expensive and ultimately futile procedures performed on people who are about to die and don't stand to gain from the extra care.
He added: "Maybe you're better off not having the surgery, but taking the painkiller."
So if I have 6-12 months to live, I have to spend it in bed because it will save you some money? I don’t think that’s your decision!
Defining “don’t stand to gain” is dangerous game when the bureaucrats doing the defining are motivated by fiscal policy of “the greater good.”