End of life care, whose decision is it? Should it be the patients, the family, or the doctors? Or a combination of both? Health care reform has created a shit storm across America and personally I’m puzzled.
Having lived in socialist country for over 5 years, Sweden, I can tell you socialized care works. You can still get the best healthcare possible and for millions of Americans who have ZERO insurance, it’s a nice alternative.
On the other hand, it’s the responsibility of the patient to be proactive in their healthcare. Instead of hitting McDonald’s everyday, try a gym once in awhile. Instead of driving your car, maybe ride a bike, or even walk. Lets face it, Americans have the highest obesity rate in the world. We need to quit pointing the finger at others and start pointing it at ourselves.
I think Obama’s heart is in the right place. He’s trying to help our country and not hurt us. Give options to others who cannot afford healthcare.
Why all the conservative backlash? Today, in Manhattan Beach, they had conservative activists holding up posters of Obama dressed like Hitler. Seriously??? Because he wants to reform healthcare. Get over it dudes. Go put your KKK outfit on and cruise the hell out of here.
In a new Newsweek article, they discuss the options for end of life care. Personally, I think it should be up to the individual and we all should have the option to die with dignity. It’s a great article and a definite must read for all those interested. Stay informed!