In Oregon, if you are on the state medical program, and the state?
considers you "terminal" you are offed physician assisted suicide instead of treatment. If the state deems you have less that a certain five-year survival rate, they do indeed offer suicide. That could happen with the new health care plan. To those who said I was wrong, look it up please. And to those who said their relatives survived hospice care, think again. Maybe to prevent costly hospice care, physician assisted suicide my be considered and your relative would have died.
Asked By: Mick Jaguar - 8/13/2009
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Thankfully, most of the time pain can be controlled with medication. I do not think it is the Governments job to cancel you from the time your 65 every 5 years as to your end of life plans...This is a very personal choice and frankly, the government wants you to die before they spend allot of money on your end of life... More
Answered By: Rada S - 8/14/2009
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Which new healthcare plan are you making up stories about? There are 4 or 5 being considered.
Answered By: comengetitnow - 8/13/2009
whatever. they OFFERED physician assisted suicide. its not mandatory. i thought America was all about free choice.
Answered By: OGRE!!! - 8/13/2009
My father had heroic life saving procedures done because of a severe stroke. He lived for 22 years paralyzed, unable to read and write, not working or able to speak much. I probably have a much different take on this issue than most.
Answered By: carmenlafond - 8/13/2009
I don't know what the state of Oregon law allows. I do know that Dr. Jack Kevorkian is doing prison time for Dr assisted suicides in Michigan. I would guess that different states have differing laws. Like many other state laws.
Answered By: Will - 8/13/2009
You seem to be ignoring the fact that there are 49 other states with more pressing issues to be included in the health-care reform bill. None of which include euthanasia. Oregon is not at the top of the list when it comes to political sway, so why are you afraid of Oregon's health policies? Do you live in Oregon... More
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