There will be a detailed lot to blog about tomorrow evening when I get back from my third attempt in six months to leave home and not get ill. (the first attempt, to use the scooter to attend church was humiliating and unsuccessful. The second, to see “Star Trek” worked well.)
I’m taking precautionary meds and fasting for approximately 18 hours. Hopefully that means I won’t get ill. In front of at least six people, most of whom don’t know me.
I’m ashamed to admit I’m terrified. (They won’t see it. I’ve still got enough emotional fortitude that I don’t permit strangers to guess I’m distressed.)
And there’s also old baggage to work around. That doesn’t scare me.
No, I really mean it. if the cloud of hits from certain sites is any indication…we will have ideological disagreements and I’d hate to be rude and delete your comments
(Cue explosive laughter from my Republican family members.)
I’ll *stop* saying counseling sessions about the scope and nature of living wills/DNR’s every five years make me oogy….
The minute that *all ages of adults* and able as well as disabled, have the same counseling sessions listed as a part of their health package, private or public, every five years.
The counseling sessions that *would* be part of the plan should be given to young and old, able and impaired alike. Otherwise I cannot see this as anything but targeting. I’m no republican, but apparently concern about these counseling sessions makes me a nut, per some news reports.
Living wills can be disregarded when a patient has no insurance. Those of us with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to signing when counseled….able bureaucrats are not competent, IMJ to counsel a vulnerable population about the scope and nature of a DNR, if signed, and to judge from the outside, the quality of life with people with impairments.
See the “Not Dead Yet” website for progressive opposition to the counseling to sign a DNR.
I’m disappointed that the staff didn’t do more research on this, ordinarily l love your show.
and why isn’t a similar reimbursment for such a discussion included in reform proposals for public option or a private insurance mandate?
If you’re going to reimburse for that counseling session, reimburse across the board and not just for vulnerable populations. It’s not a “death panel” but I refuse to soften my position that it feels like targeting.
still in an institutional setting…
When the Community Choice Act went off the radar, I figured it wouldn’t be long until the wider issue hit some obstacles as well.
ADAPT tries for a forum for this question, folks get arrested….
The whole debate is crap, because if those of us least ‘capable’ by normal standards get locked away from living, when it would be cheaper to live in the community…*all of the other things* that progressives have been fighting for, the end of recission of policies, no more denial for prexisting conditions, a possible public option….still doesn’t give PWD’s what Thomas Jefferson said all Americans should get: not just life, but liberty as well.