One Huge Reason to oppose Universal Health Care?

It gives the government an incentive to want you dead:

After her oncologist prescribed a cancer drug that would cost $4,000 a month, the newspaper reported, “Wagner was notified that the Oregon Health Plan wouldn’t cover the treatment, but that it would cover palliative, or comfort, care, including, if she chose, doctor-assisted suicide.”

It’s cheaper to kill people than to keep them alive. Today, it’s encouraging people to exercise their “right to die.” Tomorrow, it will likely be a “duty to die.”

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One thought on “One Huge Reason to oppose Universal Health Care?

  1. did you read the rest of the article?

    “The program that rations subsidized health care for low-income Oregonians has paid thousands of dollars over the years for Wagner’s cancer care, and it will continue to do so.

    It stopped short, however, of paying for a cancer drug that failed to meet the state’s long-standing “five-year, 5 percent rule.” It won’t approve payment for treatment that doesn’t provide at least a 5 percent chance of survival after five years. ”

    Obviously, I wouldn’t want my tax dollars going for assisted suicide, but the above is not unreasonable. And improved palliative care is something every Catholic should be out there fighting for.

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