Are People Living Longer a Burden to the Healthcare System?

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When people talk about the burden on health care of ageing I ask myself, what's the alternative? After all, it's very cheap to let people die on the street where they may fall, that's inexpensive. The goal of healthcare and our health system is not just to save money. The goal is to help people live longer, more fruitful and healthier lives.

You can do that at any age in fact I'd like to say that the goal of medicine is to help people die young as late as possible.