Bioethicists push health care rationing based on \”Healthspan\”, \”Duty to die\” and \”Healthspan\”.
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As you age, your duty to die increases. We will give up less as we grow older, even if it is only to save fewer years and reduce the amount of time we have left.
It is more likely that you will feel a duty to die if you’ve lived a rich and full life. You’ve already experienced all the positive things that life has to offer.
Most bioethicists who denigrate the equal importance of the lives of the elderly and/or who promote age-based health-care-rationing schemes are not as explicit or impolitic in their advocacy as Hardwig. If the change is forced or policy-driven, then it would be dangerously close to justifying this utilitarian goal.