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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support[W:315]

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    What intrusion into your healthcare has occurred?
    You are forced to enter the healthcare insurance market for being alive.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support[W:315]

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    What intrusion into your healthcare has occurred?

    You are obliged to get insured, not healthcare.
    Actually as a veteran I'm not obligated to get insured

    All the more reason to join the service, kids

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I suspect the purpose of suing is to 'settle' for the value of the bill. Too often these media bananzas happen over money. I could imagine the father facing single parenthood, loss of his wife, and not really wanting to raise a second child by himself especially a child with brain damage....taking the mother's body off life support saves a lot of hassle and cost in the long run. Short-term guilt, gets over it, moves on with full sympathy of the community.

    Very easy for me to believe.
    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    Frankly, I do not think it is the law. The law pertains to supporting an incapacitated person, not a corpse. I think the interpretation is whacky.
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    As in most such cases, the family is arguing that the hospital has misinterpreted the extent of the laws reach - it might simply be a timing issue - apparently, the woman was declared dead and then was attached to life support when it was determined the fetus still had a heartbeat. The law, apparently, requires that no woman who is alive be taken off life support if they are pregnant and the fetus is still alive.

    By the time this reaches court and is finally adjudicated, the child will likely be in kindergarten or have not survived.
    Fair enough. It will be an interesting case to follow.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I could be wrong, but my understanding was that she was found dead and rushed to hospital and it was determined on the way that the fetus still had a beating heart. As a result, she was then put on life support. I think the "brain dead" comments here are basically irrelevant - forget the brain part, she was simply declared dead.
    They resuscitated her (got her heart beat back). It takes time to declare brain death. There is a battery of tests involved. The news indicated that the husbands lawyer presented documents that brain death was declared. And if there was a prolonged down time, it makes the situation more tragic for the family....as a paramedic, the husband knows why they rush to a scene when someone is down, you have minutes before long term neurological damage sets in. From what I recall, the baby may have a few more minutes than the mom, but still....and you think of all the drugs she was flooded with. Your OB-GYN will read you the riot act if you take almost anything pharmaceutical.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    since protocol seems to very so much seems it can be anywhere from $3,500 to 11,000 a day. ANd thats not anything else just ICU life support.

    so this could cost 245K-770K and up.
    Who pays that?
    Who responsibility is that?

    Woman is legally dead
    this is against the husband/fathers and families wishes
    insurance could be a typical insurance company and claim the woman is legally dead and or the ZEF isnt covered

    seems to me if its a state law they should cover it
    so nobody has anything on this, who will pay, who you think should pay?



    also for the record if i was the husband and we didnt have any other kids the first day i heard of this insanity i would have simply locked the door and pulled the plug, what ever my punish was IF they could get a conviction would be worth it so others dont have thier rights violated.

    Theres no way i would let my wives, mine and my families wishes and rights be ignored and violated.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support[W:315]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Actually as a veteran I'm not obligated to get insured

    All the more reason to join the service, kids
    As a veteran, you likely are covered by the VA/Tricare.......isn't that insurance?


































































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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support[W:315]

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    You are forced to enter the healthcare insurance market for being alive.
    Healthcare insurance is not receiving health care. It is there in case you need health care. No intrusion.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support[W:315]

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    Healthcare insurance is not receiving health care.
    It is an intrusion into healthcare.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support[W:315]

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    As a veteran, you likely are covered by the VA/Tricare.......isn't that insurance?
    The VA is not insurance, no. TriCare is insurance but I'm not on it right now. Veterans have access to the VA for life, and any fees are income based. Since the VA covers everything ObamaCare requires, I'm exempt from having to insure (at least until they change their minds again).

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support[W:315]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    The VA is not insurance, no. TriCare is insurance but I'm not on it right now. Veterans have access to the VA for life, and any fees are income based. Since the VA covers everything ObamaCare requires, I'm exempt from having to insure (at least until they change their minds again).
    So you have health care coverage - everything ObamaCare requires. Yeah!

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