Ezekiel J. Emanuel

Pour certains, les systèmes de santé socialistes sont préférables aux régimes privés parce que dans un système universel de santé, tous les gens ont un accès équitable à des soins de qualité sans égard à leur condition. Vraiment ? Déclaration d’Ezekiel J. Emanuel (ici & ici), le conseiller du président Obama pour la réforme du système de santé américain:

« Services provided to individuals who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens are not basic and should not be guaranteed. An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia. […]

Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination; every person lives through different life stages rather than being a single age. Treating 65-year-olds differently because of stereotypes or falsehoods would be ageist; treating them differently because they have already had more life-years is not.«