Perhaps one of the most important developments in recent years is the increasing emphasis placed on health care providers to contain costs. In such a climate, euthanasia certainly could become a means of cost containment. In the United States, thousands of people have no medical insurance; studies have shown that the poor and minorities generally are not given access to available pain control, and managed-care facilities are offering physicians cash bonuses if they don't provide care for patients. With greater and greater emphasis being placed on managed care, many doctors are at financial risk when they provide treatment for their patients. Legalized euthanasia raises the potential for a profoundly dangerous situation in which doctors could find themselves far better off financially if a seriously ill or disabled person "chooses" to die rather than receive long-term care.
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national vaccine safety surveillance program co-sponsored by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The problem with VAERS is a lack of participation. Doctors and their staff first have to decide if the bad reaction is from the vaccine. This decision could place some liability on the doctor and cause ill feeling with the parent. Why did the doctor not tell them that vaccines could cause these bad reactions.
The Reagan administration repealed the act that President Jimmy Carter in-acted and the cuts have continued ever since. By shutting down mental health facilities around the country this has forced those individuals back into the mainstream population. There has been little to no treatment and most have turned to self-medication. Many of the crimes that are committed could be prevented with proper treatment in most cases. By those individuals not receiving the treatment that is needed, it has forced law enforcement and jails to be the answer for these people.