This is what Obama was referring to when he said that health care would be administered based on “science.” Actually, in this case it is more “finance” that is the driving force. It would cost the hospital to perform a tracheotomy on the child – it’s much less expensive just to cut the breathing tube and let him die on site. This child is nothing more than a budget line item to the Canadian government wonks in charge of making this decision.
The Americans are now talking about it.
H/T Deborah Gyapong