“The main cause of excessive medical inflation (which is itself the main cause of people being uninsured) is the fact that most Americans are overinsured.”
— Memo from FreedomWorks, a tea party group, to House Republicans on replacing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. “The best kidneys are from young adults under age 35 years. Nobody over the age of 50 will ever see one of those. There are a lot of people in their 50s and 60s who, with a properly functioning kidney, could have 20 or more years of life. We’re making it harder for them to get a kidney that will function for that length of time. It’s age discrimination.”
— Lainie Friedman Ross, a University of Chicago bioethicist and physician, in the Washington Post on proposed kidney transplant guidelines that would favor younger, healthier patients.