As we continue our inexorable march off the ObamaCare cliff, it may be instructive to note how such a plan fares "in the real world:"
"Patients’ lives are at risk in [MVNHS©] hospital wards that are “on the brink of collapse” due to a critical shortage of out-of-hours doctors and growing numbers of the elderly."
Turns out, when the government runs health "care," people die. That's because care is secondary to rules, and docs aren't incented to put patients' needs first:
"[D]octors’ shifts are limited by the European Working Time Directive and they do not want to work anti-social hours."
In fact, the Much Vaunted National Health Service© just killed off over a thousand seniors, which just has to be good for the ol' bottom line. That's due to the fact that some 70% of hospital beds are occupied by "over-65's." Since the US now has over 10,000 citizens a day turning that magic age, the Brits have company in that regard.
Add to that the existing shortage of hospital beds under MVNHS© "management," and one can see where selective thinning of the senior herd may be desireable.
But hey, it's just economics, nothing personal.