Showing posts with label healthcare rationing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label healthcare rationing. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Let elderly people 'hurry up and die', says Japanese minister

Justin McCurry,

Taro Aso says he would refuse end-of-life care and would 'feel bad' knowing treatment was paid for by government

Japan's new government is barely a month old, and already one of its most senior members has insulted tens of millions of voters by suggesting that the elderly are an unnecessary drain on the country's finances. Taro Aso, the finance minister, said on Monday that the elderly should be allowed to "hurry up and die" to relieve pressure on the state to pay for their medical care. "Heaven forbid if you are forced to live on when you want to die. I would wake up feeling increasingly bad knowing that [treatment] was all being paid for by the government," he said during a meeting of the national council on social security reforms. "The problem won't be solved unless you let them hurry up and die." Read more

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Assisted Suicide and Rationing Pushed As “Pragmatic” Way to Pay Single Payer Plan

From Secondhand Smoke: a First Things blog
By Wesley J. Smith

Assisted suicide suggested as a practical way for states to cut medical expenses. Read more