Friday, July 17, 2009

A bioethicist on the value of life and health insurance systems

This week's Times magazine features a wide-ranging discussion by a Princeton bioethicist on the value of the life and what changes it, health care rationing, and health insurance systems. The title gives away the perspective of the author, but adding an extra flourish makes the point a little better. Like the famous quote about democracy, one can say that social justice is worst served by a system that rations health care, except for all the other systems.