President Obama is pushing for healthcare reform as everyone in the country is now aware. The danger in trying to save money however is that decisions on health care treatment options may be based on economic reasoning as opposed to sound medical considerations.
Treatment protocols for premature infants for example, are extremely expensive running over one hundred thousand dollars in some instances. Perhaps some government official will say that it is not worth the money. Tell that to the mother who just gave birth. Perhaps that infant is the next Albert Einstein or the next Beethoven.
Will medical decisions be left to bureaucrats instead of physicians? Will they be telling us who will be treated and who will be left to die?
Will humans be losing their humanity for the sake of saving a few dollars?
I certainly hope not. We would certainly rue the day this occurs.