Some of the philosophy underlying ObamaCare, that health care is a right, combined with technological advances could bankrupt the US health care system.
As the average life span increases AND the population as a whole ages, every incremental day that tech adds to the average life span will grow exponentially more expensive. Every quality-of-life improvement will grow more and more expensive for an aging population. Every person now will feel entitled to that ever more expensive additional day and improved quality-of-life.
How many therapies, drugs, protocols, devices, procedures now cost 6 to 7 figures? And how many more are in R&D and coming to market?
Think about it. What would you pay to relieve the pain?