It's nice that you imply the person isn't human simply because you disagree.
The problem is that resources are limited. We 'could' have doctors spend lots of time keeping you alive, but that means we are going to have a ton of doctors, and not much else. The whole purpose of money is to distribute/use our resources in a somewhat sane way. With bailouts and built in inflation we may have deviated from the path a bit, but that's still what money at it's route is.
So you can say "do whatever it takes to keep people alive" and then have millions of living people without basic necessities... or you can realize that, in reality, you can't save everyone... and difficult choices need to be made. Putting a dollar value on a life is likely one of the most fair ways to do it.