HHS Analysis: Health Care Cost to INCREASE

Re: HHS Analysis: Health Care Cost to INCREASE

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:56 pm

My previous wife had a do not resuscitate sign right above her head along with a copy of her living will. They brought her back anyway & she lasted a little over three more weeks & a greenfield stent operation. They ignore the wishes depending on the ability to pay when it was all said & done the bill was around half a million. By the way the insurance & hospital are owned by the same company.
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Re: HHS Analysis: Health Care Cost to INCREASE

PostBy: stockingfull On: Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:45 pm

Fascinating stuff.

If we can't tolerate the gov't "death panels" trying to figure this end-of-life thing out, why not give people a financial break for making living wills, or health-care proxies, or otherwise voluntarily making such cost-saving decisions.

It's really no different than choosing to buy auto insurance with a higher deductible.
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