Thursday, February 9, 2017

Once health care becomes socialized, this is the inevitable logic: Euthanasia Could Save Canada Millions in Healthcare Costs

 In December two Quebec bioethicists argued in the Journal of Medical Ethics that combining euthanasia with organ donation would be an excellent idea which could yield top-quality organs for needy patients.
And last week researchers from the University of Calgary calculated that when euthanasia reaches the level of Belgium and the Netherlands, the country’s health system could save up to up to C$139 million every year. “Medical assistance in dying could reduce annual health care spending across Canada by between $34.7 million and $138.8 million, exceeding the $1.5–$14.8 million in direct costs associated with its implementation,” they wrote in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
When the Canadian Supreme Court decreed that euthanasia was permitted by Canada’s charter of human rights, it launched the country into deep waters. If medical journals are already advertising how much money could be saved if people choose euthanasia, how much incentive will the government have to create a better palliative care system?
No thanks. Not only the very elderly, but eventually the logic applies to everything.  You are fat?  No health care for you.  You are retired, and sick, and the chances of recovery are 50/50?  Then no medical care for you - you aren't a taxpayer anymore and the cost/benefit to society doesn't justify the effort.
It's a slippery slope to the grave of morality and human value, in addition to literally the grave for many poor souls.

9 comments:

  1. And you know, with absolute certainty, that not a single person in that decision tree will EVER be at risk.

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    1. And those tend to be the least productive, dont they?

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  2. Maybe they should be in a tree. In a rope

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    1. Hang 'em and let the ravens peck their eyes out.

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  3. The word "bioethics" affects me the way the word "kultur" supposedly affected Goering. It makes me reach for my pistol.

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  4. This is barbaric, and it will get worse. Recently a woman was forcibly euthanized- and had to be held down by her family!- when she didn't want to die, but the doctor had already decided her fate. This is something we must resist at all cost.

    http://louderwithcrowder.com/doctor-forcibly-euthanized-no-charges/

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  5. Euthanasia when used properly can save a lot of money and improve the human race. Start with the politicians, and move on to the bureaucrats, and finish up with the lawyers!

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