Peter Singer's Strategy to Ration End-of-Life Care

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Peter Singer's Strategy to Ration End-of-Life Care
Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates - Albert Theatre at Goodman Theatre
Intelligence Squared Debates posits the argument: Should the United States ration end-of-life car?Taking place at Chicago Ideas Week: Just because we can extend life, should we? The U.S. is expected to spend $2.8 trillion on health care in 2012. Medicare alone will cost taxpayers $590 billion, with over 25% going toward patients in their last year of life. If health care is a scarce resource, limited by its availability and our ability to pay for it, should government step in to ration care, deciding whose life is worth saving? In other words, how much is an extra month of life worth?

*Panelists subject to change

Moderator: John Donvan
Author & Correspondent
ABC News

For:
Dr. Art Kellermann
Chair in Policy Analysis
RAND HealthPeter Singer
Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics
Princeton University

Against:
Sally Pipes
President and Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Research InstituteKen Connor
Chairman
Center for a Just Society

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