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Georgie Does It Again

Your rights as a resident or citizen of the US & how the US government works.

Postby Sarah » Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:28 am

President Bush has passed a law allowing Hospitals in Texas to remove someone from life support if they cannot pay for the life support and it appears they will not be able to be revived even if the family or legal representative of the patient has expressed their wishes not to have the patient removed from life support. It is called the Texas Futile Care Law. Under this law, a baby was removed from life support against his mother's wishes in Texas in the last couple of weeks.

Amongst other health care law shockers a bill is being presented that would prevent people with overwhelming medical bills from filing chapter 7 bankruptcy! Altough now law yet, I believe its being seriously considered under our replublican run congress.

So its ok to go out and blow money you dont have on 20 sports cars and a huge house you cant afford and then escape the payments by declaring bankruptcy, but its not ok to get so sick that you cant afford your medical bills! Niiice. Thanks Mr President!

Good to know your health care needs are being looked out for in the good ol USA, right?
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Postby DaiSpy » Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:17 pm

Stumbled on Sarah's posting a little late (3 years late, to be honest) but what struck me is the contrast between Presidente Bush's position on the right to life when an insurance company is picking up the tab vs. the individual and his position in the Terri Shiavo case.



Contrast and compare. It would appear his brand of "compassionate conservatism" is about being compassionate to health insurance companies and conservative on the medical bills they have to pay. =/
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Postby MarkyMark » Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:16 pm

*Mark mentally writes Houston off the list of possible locations to move to*
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