Quote from jlsRN
Really? Why is it, then, that nations in Europe that have universal medical access have longer life expectancies?
They walk and bike more, and eat less.
I have a simple question that I know is going to be very unpopular, but it needs to be asked. At what age do we decide that we are going to withhold treatment? Now, I certainly hope to live past 70, but why as a society do we consider it a right to be supported and medicated right into incontinent senility?
We have children foregoing immunizations and dental care and hungry and malnourished and cold and someone 70 is mad because they're not getting free tx that would support this hypothetical kid for a year.
NOT everyone in Canada and Europe gets every available tx. MANY people die before they can get tx because providers are limited - they leave. MANY peopl live a crippled half-life of pain for years before they can get the joint replacement they need.
The sad truth is the health care has to be rationed because it is, like everything else, a commodity. If this lady has a house she just may have to sell it.
I dunno. I see a lot of resources spent on the old - which cohort I am rapidly aproaching - and have to wonder when it became gospel that everyone was entitled to - and here, I'll say it - worth every tx they need.