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    Re: 'Doctors told me it was against the rules to save my premature baby'

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    Oh. Is it not typically the case that preemies lack critical capacities integral to relatively comfortable existence outside of the womb, or is the nine-month residency just a formality?
    Key word: Typically.

    Since this one wasn't given treatment, we'll never know whether or not it was a typical case or an exception, like this one:

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    Re: 'Doctors told me it was against the rules to save my premature baby'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    The threshold for viability has steadily increased throughout history due to advances in medical technology and methodology. These advancements are the consequence of innovation and determination, whereas you see nothing but obstacles. That is not how science, or the human race, advances.
    When there are a significant number of babies who survive in the 22nd week, THEN it will be time to consider changing the cutoff from the 22nd week to the 20th week.

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    As long as you don't hide the fact that government health care will be nothing more than exercise in cost-effectives, I'm in no mood to complain. That was basically my point from the onset.
    Which is different than private insurance...how?

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    But she is paying for it. Unless, she hasn't done her taxes?
    So I have the right to demand that my private insurance company pay for any medical bills I want (whether they're covered under the policy or not), as long as I pay my premiums?
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    Re: 'Doctors told me it was against the rules to save my premature baby'

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    When there are a significant number of babies who survive in the 22nd week, THEN it will be time to consider changing the cutoff from the 22nd week to the 20th week.
    This particular infant was born in the 21st week. Either way, that isn't the point. Progress comes from innovation and determination, not a fixation on the obstacles or a deference to the status quo.

    Which is different than private insurance...how?
    Choice.

    So I have the right to demand that my private insurance company pay for any medical bills I want (whether they're covered under the policy or not), as long as I pay my premiums?
    Not the same. This woman was never given the option to pay, nor was she consulted on the specifics of the plan.

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