5.16.2009

Obama health care cost containment solution: Kill the old people!

Kevin Williamson at National Review:
[Obama health care policy adviser Dr. Ezekiel] Emanuel has embraced a technique for simplifying some of the tough calls: age discrimination. He wrote in The Lancet in 2008: “Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination.” We all were young once, the argument goes, so denying the elderly and weak in order to care for the young and fit is just.

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