Did Bloomberg Really Say We Have to Let Old People Die? [VIDEO]
Coming on the heels of the recent enthusiastic endorsement by Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins, a number of controversial videos have surfaced, videos revealing statements made by Democratic Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg.
In one of those, the former New York City Mayor explains - on camera - that one of the ways to control the cost of healthcare may be to deny treatment to elderly patients faced with a serious illness.
"In a 2011 interview, Bloomberg offered this statement: 'If you show up with prostate cancer and you’re 95, we should say ‘go and enjoy, have a nice day, 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,'"
And forbes.com gives more detail:
"Bloomberg warned that society was not yet willing to make hard choices with respect to treating older Americans and this is 'going to bankrupt us.'”
Bloomberg made the comments in 2011, when he was in his third term as Big Apple mayor.