That's like saying having condoms over the counter encourages teen or pre-teen sex. It's gonna happen whether or not birth control is available. Since it's gonna happen anyway, why not have something to prevent high school pregnancies from happening?View Thread
Patients right now have the right to withhold treatment. They have the right not to take their medications. If they are of their right mind, and there is no hope for anything other than being in constant pain and suffering, why not let them decide if they want to continue or not? If the end result is death anyway, why not speed it up to aleviate some of the agony?
As to the "religious implications", the state and church are supposed to be seperate entities. Even if they werent, people do not have the right to cast "God"s judgement. Who are we to say that we know what "He" thinks? If it's wrong, then let "Him" cast judgement. He without sin, etc.View Thread
The MA's who ask stupid questions and act like I'm wasting their time.
When I go to the doctor I have to have my insulin pump downloaded, as well as one of my meters, and every time they act like I'm asking them to remove a limb. Or the question "have you been trying to lose weight?" DUH!View Thread
Funny enough on the Dr Oz show this afternoon they were talking about people who were skinny on the outside, fat on the inside. These are people who have a healthy BMI, but an unhealthy percentage of body fat. (One lady had a BMI of 23, but was 33% body fat!) Also, those who are body builders weigh more, but are considered healthy. So, how would one determine who should pay more? Is it by BMI or by fat %? I would think that it would be so difficult to come up with a flat standard for everyone.
Another issue is, what if an overweight person has a bariatric procedure? Would they get a cost reduction?
I do think that insurances have to start with something that is a personal choice, like smoking or drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. Yes you could make the argument that it's an addiction, but the person had to have made the choice to start, it's not something that just happens.View Thread