Monday, March 21, 2005

Save the Woman, kill the funding

My friend Brian put it best:

"apparently it requires the full power of the gummint to shove one feeding tube down a brain-dead woman's throat. yes! this is the correct use of government power! oh, but wait--how is the husband of this woman supposed to pay for this feeding tube and the concommintant care? didn't the gummint just effectively pull the feeding tube out of medicaid by not funding it? so it's not right to let the body of a woman who hasn't really been around for twenty years to die naturally, but it's also not right to provide the funding necessary to help keep her alive? well, that's ok, the husband can declare bankruptcy, so that he can get some fiscal relief, and then continue his life with a fresh start. oh, but wait--didn't this same gummint just make it nearly impossible for him to do this, by making it much harder to declare said bankuptcy?"


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