He was speaking to a Jewish family in 2011, according to multiple reports, explaining his thoughts about the U.S. medical system.
“All of these costs keep going up, no one wants to pay any more money,” the billionaire said. “And at the rate we’re going, health care is going to bankrupt us. So not only do we have a problem, it’s gonna be … and say which things we’re gonna do and which things we’re not. No one wants to do that.”
His next comments seemed to suggest that an older patient may not be worth spending healthcare money on.
“If you show up with prostate cancer, and you’re 95 years old, we should say, ‘Go and enjoy…Lead a long life. There’s no cure, we can’t do anything,’” Bloomberg said.
“A young person, we should do something about it,” he added. “Society’s not willing to do that yet.”
Bloomberg went on to praise socialized medicine in Europe.
“If you look in Europe, we spend here about $7,000 odd dollars per person per year on health care in the United States,” Bloomberg said. “In Europe it’s about $3,300, less than half, their life expectancy 2-3 years greater.”
Bloomberg explaining how healthcare will “bankrupt us,” unless we deny care to the elderly.
“If you show up with cancer & you’re 95 years old, we should say…there’s no cure, we can’t do anything.
A young person, we should do something. Society’s not willing to do that, yet.” pic.twitter.com/7E5UFHXLue
— Samuel D. Finkelstein II (@CANCEL_SAM) February 16, 2020
One online commenter described Bloomberg’s comments as “terrifying.”
This is TERRIFYING 😳😳
When government runs health care, they get to decide who lives and who dies.
Watch Mike Bloomberg admit that the government will decide the value of your life and whether or not you deserve treatment when there is socialized medicine. https://t.co/Vqx9weGg3F
— Abigail Marone (Text WOKE to 88022) (@abigailmarone) February 17, 2020
Another commenter wrote, “Bloomberg has a plan for Death Panels.”
Bloomberg has a plan for Death Panels.
Said plan will not apply to him or his family.
Sitting next to those fat fellas made Bloomberg vomit when he left the room. He was mentally writing rapid weight loss directives into his health care manifesto while he talked. https://t.co/P5CUF0M6kx
— Michael Berry (@MichaelBerrySho) February 18, 2020
Bloomberg has blasted Obamacare, calling it “a disgrace.”
NEW: In a July 2010 appearance, Mike Bloomberg derided Obamacare as “a disgrace,” saying it would do “nothing to fix the big health care problems in this country.” He added the law “just created another program that’s going to cost a lot of money.”https://t.co/WkJNcO3r0J pic.twitter.com/SlVl6fD6Ys
— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) February 16, 2020
“Another resurfaced clip shows Michael Bloomberg saying society should deny medical care to the elderly to keep health care costs from ‘bankrupting us.'” — MediaResearchCenter
Another resurfaced clip shows Michael Bloomberg saying society should deny medical care to the elderly to keep health care costs from “bankrupting us.” https://t.co/EVc8CNmM2y
— MediaResearchCenter (@theMRC) February 17, 2020
“Bloomberg: Deny Elderly Patients Treatment For Cancer, Europe’s Health System Good.” — The Daily Wire
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) February 18, 2020