[ Thursday, July 16, 2009 ]


Health Reform = Health Rationing: Peter Singer has finally said it. I'm glad someone has, because this part of the conversation must be had. So far, it's all Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny: people ought to have healthcare for free (hey, apparently it's a "right"!), but instead of talking about how we're going to pay for it, let's talk about how we're paying too much right now! Singer's question is apt, but it assumes that the government, rather than private individuals, make that choice. If Bill Gates wants to spend $1 billion of his own money to extend his life a year, shouldn't he get to do so?

However, I believe that this conversation is too painful for Americans, and will kill healthcare reform. Why? Because this is the first reaction. Pretty funny and well done, actually.

Jeff [10:16 AM]

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