Cont. When people are terminal it often becomes a burden for their bodies to be forced to take food or even fluids--systems shut down and cannot process nutrients anymore. It is not about money, although if you turn it around, it is certainly easy to charge big bucks to take care of people with no hope of improvement or recovery....they are pretty compliant and they don't complain. Again: it does NOT mean any life is not valuable! It means people do die and forcing them to stay "alive" to further the denial of their families is awful.