Aboard a life boat...taking turns rowing devolves into something of a growl and hiss as more and more occupants refuse to row until the oars manned only by those whose lives depend on such feat.
Yes...all aboard imperiled...but...those who refuse to row have already decided if someone else does not row then they'll languish and die. They know the desperate and needful will row and they'll vicariously benefit from the arduous effort.
And...if...in the end...none will row...then...all will die together...something the recalcitrant occupants find appealing. Might that same mind-set be afoot among the recipients of MEDICAID?(WSJ A-2;10-09-17).