There are already programs in place to help those older folks get medical care and for those born with illnesses. I would never advocate just sitting someone aside to die just cause they are gonna be dead soon anyways. We are all just a split second from death at any given moment.
What I was commenting on was a Government sponsored medical insurance program paid for by tax dollars. I would have a hard time supporting that for the reasons previously stated. I believe that getting a grip on and controlling cost is what is needed most. Then insurance should, concievably , be more affordable. Tort reform, IMO, has to be the first step in controlling cost. As a contractor I can tell you that a good portion of my charge for services belong to my Liability Insurance obligation.