And so it begins.....
Yesterday's post regarding discrimination among Medicare subscribers evolved into whether or not the elderly should be allowed certain medical procedures/surgeries, when their quality of life or life expectancy may not be enhanced or lengthened.
WELL, Obama himself had this to say in last night's "infomercial" on ABC...
(from the link)
"President Obama suggested at a town hall event Wednesday night that one way to shave medical costs is to stop expensive and ultimately futile procedures performed on people who are about to die and don't stand to gain from the extra care."
"He added: "Maybe you're better off not having the surgery, but taking the painkiller."
Is this really what you want?! Is this fair?! Where is the outrage?!
Answer by NotPanicking at 12:49 PM on Jun. 25, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 10:57 AM on Jun. 25, 2009
Answer by JackalsWife at 10:58 AM on Jun. 25, 2009
I don't think people take surgeries lightly. I'm sure many people do consider weather or not a surgery is worth the recovery. I'm not really anti-Obama, I'm just not a fan of his medical care reform.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:01 AM on Jun. 25, 2009
Jackal, You're right, but that should be YOUR decision. Not the decision of a non-medical bureaucrat in Washington.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:07 AM on Jun. 25, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:13 AM on Jun. 25, 2009
Answer by ColleenF30 at 11:13 AM on Jun. 25, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 11:19 AM on Jun. 25, 2009
Here is an article that discusses the costs associated with end-of-life care, in Massachusetts, and how the state would like to streamline the process and save money. This is a state that implemented a state-run program 6 years ago, and is already having trouble managing the program. You can read more about it my journal post.
Answer by LoriKeet at 11:21 AM on Jun. 25, 2009
Answer by JackalsWife at 11:22 AM on Jun. 25, 2009
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