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Baby Joseph got his tracheotomy...

In the good old US of A. The government of his country refused the treatment, then ordered the child off life support.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/03/21/baby-joseph-undergoes-surgery-portable-breathing-tube-hospital/

How do you feel about the involvement of government in a baby's medical treatment? Especially in a death decision?

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lovinangels

Asked by lovinangels at 3:32 PM on Mar. 21, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Good. Bless the family. Every moment of a child's life is priceless and worth living.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:32 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • it depends on every situation, in this case they did the right thing in another case they might not.
    mrssundin

    Answer by mrssundin at 3:47 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • After a few years of Obamacare, that won't happen here either.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 3:48 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • I have followed this story since it come out...
    The parents KNOW that their son is dying and will die... All they wanted was
    what their dd had (she died of the same disease) ... the chance to spend their last days with loved ones in comfort...
    I don't think that (knowing this) that the government of any country should step in and make a decision
    as this...
    gmasboy

    Answer by gmasboy at 4:01 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • I think his parents a not living in reality but I think it's terrible that they weren't able to make medical decisions for their child.

    What about requiring people to purchase health insurance means parents won't be able to make medical decisions? You mean because companies won't cover treatments the consider too expensive or ineffective...just like they do now?
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 4:01 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • How do you feel about the involvement of government in a baby's medical treatment? Especially in a death decision?


    Who is it worse to have make that decision? the insurance company or the government? because it happens everyday

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 4:19 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • Who is it worse to have make that decision? the insurance company or the government? because it happens everyday


    When the Insurance company says NO, the INDIVIDUAL still has the CHOICE to pay out of pocket for treatment.  The insurance company doesn't goto the courts to pull the plug..... When the hospital says no (such as in this case), the government produces a COURT order to pull the plug on life support and let a child die.  Thank goodness for the church who stepped in, in this case...

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:28 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • Amen, PP! Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life and Jay Sekulow of the ACLJ were key figures in making this happen, and it meant a lot to the family.
    Iamgr8teful

    Answer by Iamgr8teful at 5:00 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • I have followed this story since it come out...
    The parents KNOW that their son is dying and will die... All they wanted was
    what their dd had (she died of the same disease) ... the chance to spend their last days with loved ones in comfort...
    I don't think that (knowing this) that the government of any country should step in and make a decision
    as this...
    >>>>>>>>
    But you are comfortable with large corporations making those decisions?
    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 5:33 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • We need to pay close attention folks. If PBO-care is allowed to stand, this could be us one down not so far into the future.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 5:57 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

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