people need to work longer and die cheaper.
nah, just die cheaper.
When extending life wipes out decades of productivity, of which only a fraction is saved, then there is something wrong with the lengths taken to extend life. Of course in a world of bleeding hearts, we can't just say "no!" when a person begins to rack up medical expensive far beyond their means to pay. Instead we extend credit to retired people that is far beyond their net worth. No hope of this credit being paid back by the people it is extended to.
Its irrational behavior that is caused by emotions.