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How will society, through health care policy, deal with future

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How will society, through health care policy, deal with future issues such as cloning, genome mapping, and end-of-life issues? 150 words, no references due by Wed
Submitted: 5 years ago.
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The answer is that it depends on the individuals charged with creating health care policy, because, at the end of the day, 'society' does not make policy, flawed human individuals do. If the individuals who make policy believe in individual rights having primacy over the 'good of society' then cloning and genome mapping will be forbidden or highly restricted and end of life issues will be left to be decided by the individuals whose lives are ending. If the people charged with creating policy believe in the 'good of society' over the rights of individuals then cloning and genome mapping will be pursued vigorously in the belief that they can improve the human condition and that this outweighs the trampling of individual rights which will occur. Likewise, end of life issues will be decided by committee or by law rather than the individual. This is a microcosm of the age long struggle between the socialist/communist world view and the democratic/ individualistic world view.

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