Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Just Let Him Die
Having a couple of minutes to answer whether or not a person in a coma with no health coverage should be left to die is impractical. But for Ron Paul to suggest that churches help people with medical bills is too simplistic a solution. Religious groups are generally viewed as generous and giving, but I don't think they could cover a sick person's mounting hospital fees.
The church where I grew up in pulls in approximately $10,000 every weekend after they pass around the plate. How far do you think that's going to go?
A person who chooses to go without health insurance is definitely taking risks. He or she might decide to forego treatment and simply die. But if that person goes into a coma, the decision won't be left up to them, let alone rabid attendees at a GOP debate. The family will step in, and what comes next gets more complicated.
Posted by KeyRose at 10:16 AM