The other benefit is that more people who can't afford healthcare won't get it, which will mean the hospital have no need to spread the loss from these people onto other people and raising the costs for everyone. Either way you slice it, it involves rationing, it's either rationing of "quality" (if you see less say in the number of tests and treatments you can have as and when you want as less quality) across a wider base - like the Europeans, or it's rationing of amount of people with access to it and concentrating the highest quality in the top income group - like countries like India, Thailand and others, where Americans might enjoy good "healthcare tourism" and the poor can practice their freedom by selling their organ in the black market.
"It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this." Bertrand Russell
Tea Party Fanatics Cheer 'Let Him Die' - YouTube
At the 50- second mark, Blitzer pointedly asks "if the society should just let him die" ..... there are shouts of approval for that course of action. To pretend otherwise and hide behind the fact that Blitzer said let him die and the tea party audience agreed with him is less than honest. I did not hear any tea party audience member shout all LET HIM DIE. I clearly heard some agree enthusiastically with Blitzer when he asked if the man should die.
You are quibbling about a distinction without a difference.
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There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers