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Do you think that when senior citizens get sick, "they should just learn to accept the consequenses of aging" and not be agressively treated by the medical profession?

No cancer treatments for people over a certain age, etc?

Not talking about heroic last ditch efforts or frivolous plastic surgeries, or stuff like that, just regular medical care.


Asked by Anonymous at 12:35 PM on Apr. 13, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Interesting that so many of you oppose limiting the kind of health care the elderly can and cannot receive once they reach a certain age or develop a certain condition. Because that is EXACTLY what WILL happen with socialized/Universal Health Care!!!

    This is what is/has happened in OTHER socialized Canada and the UK...which is why they come HERE to get certain treatments! You're kidding yourself if you think the OUR government is going to be able to fund/provide equal care for all of its 300 MILLION citizens (let alone all of the illegals that will ALSO be granted amnesty shortly enough adding another 20+ million looking for free care, when other countries can BARELY or SUFFICIENTLY care for about 30 million (give or take) of their citizens!!!

    Grly, I take it that's where you were headed with your posts!? LOL :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 12:57 PM on Apr. 13, 2009


    Answer by legalmommy101 at 12:35 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • i think they deserve wutever we do. thats screwed up that people actually think they dont need it. they deserve to live as long as possible. im sure if that was a law the idiots that made it would b regretting it when they got old and got cancer.

    Answer by xhellxfirex495 at 12:36 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • I think it should be thier choice.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 12:36 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • OP, Are you talking abot the Quality of Life Equation that Canadian and UK nationalized healthcare programs incorporporate into determining the medical care people may/may not receive?

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:39 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • No and that's sick to even suggest that.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:39 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • nope

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:39 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • My mom will be 90 next month and is still completely mobile. My dad died at 73. Obviously there are big differences in how long people can live, and you can't very well cut someone off at 70 because they are "old" when they may have 20 years or more life left.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 12:39 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • Um no and that's a horrible sick thing to even to even suggest. Just because they are old doesn't mean their lives hold any less value than young people. But hey that's typical thinking of ppl in this messed up world now. Move over old people and let the young people have their space! Well guess what. Old people deserve just as much respect if not MORE than young people. If someone would have suggested that my grandpa should not have been treated when he was dying because he was just "old" and thats what happens when you get old I would have punched their lights out. If the person doesn't want to be treated than fine, but it is NO ONE else's right to tell them they don't need or deserve to be treated. Its discrimination and a ridiculous stupid ignorant thing to say.

    Answer by Ash9724 at 12:43 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • hell no wtf?

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:43 PM on Apr. 13, 2009