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To: misterwhite

So if someone is receiving medical care from the state (Medicare, Medicaid, VA etc.), the government is able to blood test them for say, cholesterol, and require them to change their diet or take certain meds in order to continue to receive care?

Just wondering if there are any limits on what’s reasonable in what they can require you to submit to.


36 posted on 10/24/2011 4:15:55 PM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: mgstarr
"in order to continue to receive care?"

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) of 1986 states that medical care cannot be withheld for any reason. Just in case you were "wondering".

The federal government could choose not to reimburse the hospital for treating any patient with high cholesterol, but the hospital would still have to treat them. I'd like to see what happens to the legislator who proposes such a law.

40 posted on 10/24/2011 4:27:41 PM PDT by misterwhite
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