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Lawyers are going to love it, and get rich off it suing the Hospitals and the Docs.
The doctor’s receptionist asked me today if I wanted one and I told them know.
Now I’m thinking that I *have* to get one with my wishes expressed just to stop this crap from happening.
What sucks is that I trust my husband and he trusts me. We both realize that situations can be unpredictable and fluid and we both wanted to give the other the freedom to act in our best interests. A “do everything to keep me alive” order can be harmful.
I was resuscitated 3 times about 8 or 9 years ago, here in TX. Glad that new law wasn’t in force then. However, if it happens again, guess I’ll just have to go meet my maker.......
The ‘RAT Party of Death is at it again. They aren’t going to be happy until all those not registered as DemocRATS are dead.
So by decree, a physician could literally get away with murder. Who needs death panels when a sole source will do?
Sounds like a one person death panel to me. I wonder how a death panelist would feel if a condemned patient or members of the condemned patient’s family retaliated lethally against the doctor who condemned him. A few of these lethal retaliations might put a stop to them. Doctors need to carefully consider their oaths. First, do no harm...
Bringing those care Pathways to Texas?
While R.(R for RINO) Perry is out hawking dem voters in California, Texans beware. They are after your state to become blue like Beelzbub himself looking to turn a Christian.
It can happen.
” A reasonably diligent effort” causes me some concern...that is quite vague.
“we left a voicemail and didn’t hear back over the weekend...”
I’m a firm believer that one does not pass until their appointed time, regardless of men’s intention otherwise, but I do not subscribe to codifying subjectivity.
If this is a big problem with unclaimed terminal patients they can make the effort to spell things out clearly and fairly.
The problem is, if a law is passed, then the law must be followed, and the question would be, will the Texas legislature (sic) actually read this bill before passing it? Or will it be like "ObamaCare", where it's part of a giant omnibus bill that "we have to pass it to see what's in it"?
I'm counting on Texas to continue as a beacon for freedom, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, although it certainly wouldn't hurt to just call your Congressperson and remind him/her of that!
Now would be a damn good time to remove the Organ Donor permission data from your medical files. Of course that wouldn’t have any effect in how fast they slip the DNR info into your file, would it?
The world is harsh. Sorry. BTW It is harsher when someone wants their kid/brother/sister/parent resuscitated but the hospital does not have the resources to provide follow-on treatment and they die.
PS If this is what I read about, it is a response to attempted federal preemption of required care under obamacare specifically designed to kill private owned hospitals. To whit: only the Feds can decide who gets treatment and who dies. Guess what? The Feds won't choose you or yours, especially if the state opts out, they'll make whatever choices inflict the most harm on private caregivers. And people WILL die, but the statists could not care less.
I am reviewing the bill. I think this article may be taken out of context. Further down in the bill, DNR is explained in detail. If you want to read the bill, you can find it at this location:
I am no lawyer, but I don’t think it is as grim as it sounds.
Considering Rick Perry and the Texas GOP gave in-state college tuition to Illegal Aliens, and wanted to spend 150 Billion to build the NAFTA SuperHighway for Communist China and Mexico...do not be surprised if you find a lot of GOP involved on this
Here in Florida, during the Terri Schiavo state-sanctioned execution, the state GOP leaders were involved in making it easier for people to be shipped to hospices and prepped to die. In fact, the judge who ordered her execution was GOP
More and more you find the GOP is working with the Dems on some of this bizarre individual-rights denying legislation
Just as I was considering a move to Texas, I now see that liberals have succeeded in infiltrating the state.
This nothing new at all as far as I can tell. The “Houston Plan” has been in effect since 1999, and the hospitals in Texas were pushing since the mid-1990s for greater control of taking such health care decisions away from mere patients and families. At the moment, there are about 40 states where doctors are legally immune when placing such directives contrary to expressed wishes of patients in advanced directives. Repeat, this is nothing new and they are probably just tweaking the words.