Should The Government Ration End Of Life Care?

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Oct 16, 201252m
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Should The Government Ration End Of Life Care?
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Just because we can extend life, should we? Two teams of debaters are arguing for and against this motion. The U.S. is expected to spend $2.8 trillion on health care in 2012. If health care is a scarce resource, limited by its availability and our ability to pay for it, should government step in to ration care? In other words, how much is an extra month of life worth?

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