It’s rather a strange feeling to realize that it is far more cost efficient to go ahead and pay the morticians to dispose of you, than to pay the doctors to keep you alive.
The idea of single-payer medical care (that is, the government paying for it all) used to bother me. It felt like enslaving all the doctors and nurses and hospitals and forcing them to provide care.
After the past few years of interacting rather frequently with what is called the health-care system here in my dying country, I’m a lot more okay with the idea of enslaving the lot of them. There isn’t a one of them that cares about me (other than my coughing up the cash), so why should I care about them?
Sure, the quality of care will go down. It’s already going down. What’s the difference?
And yes, I am fully aware that recent legal changes were probably designed to get people to think precisely the way I’m thinking now. Well, it worked.
At least morticians end your pain, rather than stretching it out over decades for their own profit.