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Bloomberg: Elderly Cancer Patients Should Be Denied Treatment To Cut Costs

Billionaire and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said in a 2011 video that elderly cancer patients should be denied treatment in order to cut health care costs.

“All of these costs keep going up, nobody wants to pay anymore money, and at the rate we’re going, health care is going to bankrupt us,” warned Bloomberg, who was then New York City’s mayor.

“We’ve got to sit here and say which things we’re going to do, and which things we’re not, nobody wants to do that. y’know, if you show up with prostate cancer, you’re 95-years-old, we should say, ‘Go and enjoy. Have a nice (inaudible). Live a long life. There’s no cure, and we can’t do anything.’ If you’re a young person, we should do something about it,” Bloomberg said in the video.

“Society’s not ready to do that yet,” he complained.

Bloomberg made the comments while visiting a grieving family whose brother had died after reportedly waiting 73 hours in an emergency room.

His presidential campaign didn’t return a request for comment.

The New York billionaire has faced increased scrutiny over past statements as he has continued to rise in Democratic primary polls.

Bloomberg’s fellow Democrats have criticized him for his past aggressive defense of stop-and-frisk policies in New York has led to criticism from fellow Democrats.

Bloomberg has also faced criticism for a 2011 video saying that too many young black and Latino men “don’t know how to behave in the workplace.”

Reprinted with Permission from - Conservative Daily News - by Peter Hasson

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1 year ago

Prostate and many other forms of cancer can be treated cheaply with low dose chemo and strict diet ,it won’t cure the cancers but will provide normal life span for people willing to follow directions.

Georgia Broz
1 year ago

Bloomberg may be a billionaire, but he is morally and emotionally bankrupt.

1 year ago

This is one step away from euthenasia of the elderly, the crippled, the disabled. Why not follow Hitler’s plan for a perfect society while we’re at it? Bloomberg’s policies are certainly sounding a lot like Hitler’s!

1 year ago

Oh to be a fly on the wall when this guy becomes too elderly and infirm to care for himself and due to his past comments, can find nobody willing to care for his old ass!!

Michael J
1 year ago

Wonder how he’ll spin that one!

1 year ago

Little Mike’s campaign is on life support, pull the plug already, this case is terminal…

1 year ago

Does it bother anyone that his response includes lying? “We should say there is no cure”? Really? So, he tells the truth only to those he feels are worthy and lies to those he feels are expendable? And obviously he must think the “elderly” are stupid as well as to not be aware of various cancers and the treatment options. It really disturbs me that not only does he appear to have very clear ideas of what type of people have value, but he isn’t even aware of the fact that he just blatantly showed that he will purposely obscure facts to to serve his own twisted ideas.

Gee EM
1 year ago

Clearly Gloomberg is unaware that all life is precious! He is just another NWO promoter…an organization of elitist that is the real cancer of this world!

1 year ago

Bloomberg stated 95 was too old for medical care. We all know that would only be the beginning of the government saying who gets care and who doesn’t. It would not be long and 50 year olds would be denied care. We know government would also consider consumer or producer in factoring in eligibility for medical care. And per Bloomberg, the amount of “gray matter “ they have is something he considers as well.

Jeanne B.
1 year ago

I pray Bloomberg gets cancer and is denied treatment because he is too old. God, I hope he dies of cancer!

Pat R
1 year ago

Sure since he has finances to have 24/7 doctor/hospital care if needed every day of his life. We folks with “less gray matter” are of no importance and don’t deserve to live past 70 anyway. I’m getting tired of wealthy people thinking they deserve to run humankind (be gods) just because they have money. They use it to get what they want done because they’re bored with their own lives that no longer have challenges.

1 year ago

Sounds like more of Bernie’s Bunch, and to them old people start at 40……………..

Tom V
1 year ago

If you feel the need for a BMW, should all of us pay for it?

Jim Koslowsky
1 year ago

Why did you leave the word “prostate” out of your explanation about what Bloomberg said? That is so shady. It changes the entire discussion regarding a 95 yr old male. You are doing what the Democrats do to Trump with misquotes and omissions of certain words

1 year ago

When Obamacare was being debated and even after it’s approval, many experts were saying that this scenario will become a norm since the “one-payer” (probably the government) wants to save costs and this is a “logical” way of doing it. It’s beyond me how politicians that agree with this can be so heartless…yet, they claim to be the ones that are holier then Republicans.

1 year ago

This scumbag “Bloomers” should be TOTALLY stripped of ALL his $$$ and material possessions. And then shot in both knees and go for medical care. What a POS.

1 year ago

I have one thing to say about Bloomberg and this takes care of it as far as I’m concerned….HE IS A STUPID JERK! I would also like to add that he is narcissistic! I understand that he might consider Hillary Clinton as his running mate for VP if he becomes the Democratic candidate, and if he does that, it will definitely kill his chance for the presidency! I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m sick of hearing about the Clintons, especially HilLIARy!! What Is it going to take to make the Clinton name go away! I pray that Chelsea and her offsprings don’t get into politics or here we go again….more Idiots to fill the swamp! Go away Bloomberg, go away Bernie, go away Elizabeth, go away Joe, and take the rest of the idiotic Democrats with you! America does not want you, America does not need you, and wour GREAT COUNTRY would be so better off without all of you!

1 year ago

Bloomberg is a very, very uncaring individual (putting it lightly) in my book, he doesn’t care for anyone but his self and if anyone listens a little to him can see that.

Allan Brem
1 year ago

What a great forum! All of the networks and their experts and analysts cannot match this discussion!

1 year ago

Bloombug is an ASS, everyone should have the future of living. This arrogant jack-ass has enough money for himself & doesn’t care about others. I think the shoe would be on the other foot if he was on the receiving end of what he proposes. I sure in hell don’t want this S.O.B. speaking for me.

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