View Poll Results: Who shot foot the bill Marlise Munoz after she met criteria for brain death?

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    Who should pay the bill for the brain dead pregnant woman.

    On CNN, the husband and mother of Marlise Munoz were interviewed.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/29/health...in-dead-woman/

    The husband was asked about the bills and he stated he is receiving bills and was told by other media outlets that their billing procedures would be unchanged.

    The husband was clear he did not want his wife to be kept on machines and the courts indicated clearly that the law did not apply to Marlise because she was dead as of November 28th.

    Who should foot the bill for the period of time where she met the criteria for brain death?
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    Re: Who should pay the bill for the brain dead pregnant woman.

    Who cares? Add it to the deficit. Whats another million in an ocean of trillions...

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    Re: Who should pay the bill for the brain dead pregnant woman.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Who cares? Add it to the deficit. Whats another million in an ocean of trillions...
    I would think the people of Texas would care? The hospital should have clarified the law the moment there was a clear disagreement in it's application.

    Aside from the issue that physicians and lawyers should have had a clue that the law did not apply to dead people.

    The hospital should eat the cost.

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    Re: Who should pay the bill for the brain dead pregnant woman.

    This is one the hospital will have to eat all costs after November 28. They did not apply the law properly and refused to turn off the ventilator.
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    Re: Who should pay the bill for the brain dead pregnant woman.

    The state of Texas should foot the bill. They ordered her kept on life support, they should pay for it.
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    Re: Who should pay the bill for the brain dead pregnant woman.

    I clicked the wrong vote LOL. Teach me to vote without coffee.

    I voted for the hospital, but the state of Texas should foot the bill. They are the ones that passed the law that forced the hospital to keep her on life support. The hospital was just following the law.

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    Re: Who should pay the bill for the brain dead pregnant woman.

    No matter which one of the entities listed is billed, many others will pay. The hospital, the insurance company nor the state of Texas will loose any money. Premiums for everyone will go up, or costs for all the patients at the hospital will increase or taxes will pay if the bill goes to the state of Texas. Unfortunately those responsible will not. .
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    Re: Who should pay the bill for the brain dead pregnant woman.

    Whomever had sex with Mrs. Munoz and thus jointly created the kid that warranted the life support should be responsible for the healthcare costs associated with trying to keep the kid alive.

    This cost should not have stopped last Sunday; when a father is clearly not acting in the best interest of his minor dependent he should not retain medical decision making authority, but he should continue to be responsible for the costs of providing for the kids he creates.

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    Re: Who should pay the bill for the brain dead pregnant woman.

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    The state of Texas should foot the bill. They ordered her kept on life support, they should pay for it.
    Beat me to it. My thoughts exactly.
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    Re: Who should pay the bill for the brain dead pregnant woman.

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    The state of Texas should foot the bill. They ordered her kept on life support, they should pay for it.
    I think this is the issue.

    The state of Texas did not order it. They misapplied the law. The law did not apply to dead people. I think unless they attempted formally to clarify the law when conflict arose in November, the hospital should foot the bill.

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