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How much effort should be spent by society on saving a persons life?

 

Should the POTUS be given preferential treatment, more effort, than a homeless person?

 

It stands to reason that the rarest conditions might be the most costly to treat. Being born premature can carry a million dollar price tag. Cancer seems quite common now.

 

If you cannot put a price tag on how much each of us is entitled to, how does society know when it has spent more than it has to spend or is able to pay back? If the price tag isn't the same, how is it fair?

 

Is it really fair to burden, essentially enslave, your offspring with that debt because you fear death?

 

Is it really fair to burden the offspring of those who have chosen not to burden their offspring with their fear of death with that debt because you fear death?

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Either A or B !

 

A: $15,001,200.72

 

B: That is a question that can not be answered.

The question may indeed be unable to be answered. Maybe I am not looking for a number.

 

First, you might try "asking" the person what they think they are worth.

 

He might reply, "First, I am worth what I have the ability to pay for. Second, I am worth what others have the ability and are willing to pay for. Third, I am worth what some are willing to take from others to pay for, regardless of their ability or willingness to pay for my condition."

 

Second, you could not bother to ask.

 

I suppose the answer could be anywhere from 0 to infinity. I wonder what 0 to negative infinity would represent.

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How much effort should be spent by society on saving a persons life?

 

Should the POTUS be given preferential treatment, more effort, than a homeless person?

 

It stands to reason that the rarest conditions might be the most costly to treat. Being born premature can carry a million dollar price tag. Cancer seems quite common now.

 

If you cannot put a price tag on how much each of us is entitled to, how does society know when it has spent more than it has to spend or is able to pay back? If the price tag isn't the same, how is it fair?

 

Is it really fair to burden, essentially enslave, your offspring with that debt because you fear death?

 

Is it really fair to burden the offspring of those who have chosen not to burden their offspring with their fear of death with that debt because you fear death?

hopw much is yours worth ? or your familys ?

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hopw much is yours worth ? or your familys ?

 

I cannot answer that until you tell me how much you are willing to give and/or steal from others.

 

The only definitive answer I can give you is that I would put the rest of my family above myself. That means I wouldn't demand my family to give up everything they have in order to extend my life.

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