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Old 02-01-2015, 04:01 PM
 
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sounds more to me like being able to make an informed decision about your and/or loved one's care choices.
Only as informed as the ability of the doctor handing out the information. Remember 1/2 the doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class.

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The only thing that bothers me about this is the label.
I believe a Republican came up with that in an attempt to malign Obamacare. Typical.
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Old 02-02-2015, 05:14 AM
 
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Seniors had better brace themselves: Some US hospitals are now administering the "death test," which estimates their chance of dying over the next 30 days. ...
Sounds like a good idea.
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Old 02-04-2015, 02:58 PM
 
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Believe it or not... Some old, sick people DO want to continue living... And I, for one, believe they should have that choice! Geez...
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Old 02-04-2015, 02:59 PM
 
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:06 PM
 
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This test doesn't change that. It's designed for terminally Ill patients so their care can be tailored to their needs in a better manner.
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Old 02-04-2015, 11:19 PM
 
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Believe it or not... Some old, sick people DO want to continue living... And I, for one, believe they should have that choice! Geez...
The question is ~as the population ages and more make that choice, to what extent can/should taxpayers pay for it?
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Old 02-05-2015, 03:27 AM
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This test doesn't change that.
Indeed, and the previous poster's ridiculous comment points out how readily the media corrupts the public's understanding of the issues in order to create news instead of reporting it. Here we see someone who presumably is intelligent and interested in the issue who was led to believe the exact opposite of the reality by a headline.
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Old 02-05-2015, 11:24 AM
 
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The question is ~as the population ages and more make that choice, to what extent can/should taxpayers pay for it?
Good question. Revisit it when you're at the point of entering hospice.
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Old 02-05-2015, 11:29 AM
 
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I'm far more concerned about my tax dollars paying for useless young adults or even micro-preemies than I am about our seniors -- most of whom PAID IN TO THE SYSTEM ALL THEIR LIVES -- getting a little help at the end of their lives (and not just help to end their lives)...
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Old 02-05-2015, 02:08 PM
 
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The only thing wrong with "death panels" and "death tests" and end-of-life counseling etc. is that our death-denying society acts like it should spend untold wealth in vain attempts to extend pain, misery, and medical establishment profits for a few agonizing hours or days or weeks. And we do not even want to have a rational discussion about it.

Both parties take every opportunity to slam the other party over this issue when the chance arises. Forget the ACA, sooner or later this chicken is coming home to roost.
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