Often I am told by you guys that "yuo don't want to pay for the health care of others' and that complaint is also accompanied by one that goes something like 'especially if their life style choices lead to their ill health ( obesity, smoking/lung cancer, etc )'. I hear that complaint from libertarians and conservative/libertarians a lot. This leads to a question. Now then, on the latter point I base the following question: in a couple of states ( Alaska and I believe Idaho ) owing to a shortage of ICU beds due to Covid, they are rationing health care. i.e. under a policy called 'Crisis standards of care" or Crisis Care for short, i.e., rationing beds to only those who are likely to survive. So, someone decides, if you are dying, whether or not you can be saved, and if they so decide, you will be given care. If not, you are not admitted to the hosptical and you are left to die. This unfortunate state of health care is due to an increase of Covid cases. But, here is the inescapable fact: 99.5% of the ICU Covid beds are occupied by the UNVACCINATED. What they are doing under Crisis Care is prioritizing life threatening Covid cases that they deem might live via treatment. This is a life style CHOICE they made, and it's causing others who were vaccinated, including those who need care for reasons whether or NOT due to covid, to not receive care IF their illness is life threatening and they deem there is a likelihood you will die even if provided care. Bye bye dialysis patients. Some have died, to date. So, by your own logic, we should not included the unvaccinated in priority decisions, owing to it being a 'life style choice'. Now I made no mention of whether the unvaccinated are republicans or democrats, it is notable that both would be in that group. It would end the need for rationing ( crisis care ) and things would return to normal for the vaccinated folks. Without the crisis standard, every one would get admitted, whether they are dying or not, Covid or not, which is the norm. Now, I am a liberal, I am against that policy (of prioritizing care based on life style choices), my policy is to ignore politics and go strictly by need, and I support the crisis care management policies enacted in those states. But, I want to check with y'all and see if you are consistent in your political beliefs: So here is the question: Are you for or against including the unvaccinated in priority decisions, the unvaccinated of whom have resulted in crisis standard of care? Another fact, 50% of COVID ICU cases are obese, and should they be excluded in priority decisions ( noting that not all obese are overweight because of life style choice, they have problems due to metabolism ) ? And same for smokers? Where does it end?