READ THE ENTIRE QUESTION PLEASE!
Those in the military know they may give their life for another. Many of you are opposed to this and would never join the military because of it.
Would you be willing to die of say cancer, heart attack or stroke if it meant someone else could have the medical treatment instead?
If you would give your life for another for medical treatment but not for freedom, why? Vice versa?
The new healthcare plan will make one of these a given, guess which one?
Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:23 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
I would give my life for both without question, hesitation or second thought--especially if it meant my children would live on because of my efforts on their behalf. It would never be a matter of "what about me?" In the grand scheme of things, I really am too infinitesimal to matter, but those I love and care for are monumental and I would do anything for them. Would I apply this to strangers--probably. I donate blood as often as my iron levels allow, have donated plasma, platelets, and have placed my name on a national bone marrow registry. Little things each, but could make a profound difference in the lives of others. Something note on the health INSURANCE reform, each individual participating will have a choice of coverage. If one likes what is provided through his or her employment, they can keep it. If not they can choose from other options. The idea is to make it available for all. Again, I would gladly share.
Answer by PsWifey at 12:40 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 12:40 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
I try to live by the Biblical tenet to "do unto others that which you would have done unto you". If the need arose, I would hope the same kindness would be extended to me.
Answer by PsWifey at 12:41 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 12:51 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by bonham at 12:53 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
I've always been an organ donor, and never doubted that EVERY possible life-saving measure would be taken to save my life, BUT lovinangels brings up a really good point. If this bill were to pass--how much pressure will be placed on my husband/executor to allow me to die so they can take whatever organs are needed?!
When it comes to my children--my husband and I agree whatever organ they children need to live, is theirs without hesitation--even if it meant losing our life in the process. But that's how I feel about MY children. I'm selfish when it comes to taking care of my own--so sue me! LOL
We already have Living Wills that state if we could only survive on life support we would rather die. The question will be, just how quickly would they honor my "death wishes" versus exhausting all possible surgeries/treatments first?
Answer by LoriKeet at 12:57 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:59 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by PsWifey at 1:00 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by PsWifey at 1:03 PM on Aug. 1, 2009