While I agree with PG columnist Ruth Ann Dailey's argument that individuals should use their "liberty ... in guiding their own deaths" ("Let's Be Rational About Death-Care Reform," Sept. 9), I am puzzled by her claim that "the more government serves (ridiculously) as middleman for our health care consumption, the less there will be to go around."
Would the need created by the abolition of Medicare, Medicaid and "Obamacare" be filled by charities and profit-driven (as opposed to for-profit) organizations?
I would submit that her pro-life agenda needs to be more expansive. The United Methodist Church in its social principles states, "Health care is a basic human right." Ironically, Ms. Dailey's limited pro-life agenda contributes to our "culture of death" that she rails against.
HENRY A. HUFFMAN