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Health Policy Professor Discusses The 'Cost-Benefit' Of Elderly Receiving Federal Healthcare

Thanks to Lee Habeeb for bringing this to my attention. Today on C-SPAN, the Senate Finance Committee is holding a hearing on healthcare reform. One of the fears associated with Obama's healthcare reform is what Stuart Altman so candidly discussed here: What are the costs and benefits to giving federal money to an elderly person who needs an expensive procedure and has a shorter life span than someone who needs the same procedure in their 20s?
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When we are no longer responsible for our healthcare and the government is, they must consider these kinds of "cost-benefit" questions.

Don't tell me government healthcare will be free.

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