How to answer: How will you handle euthanasia
Among the GPs who do not object to euthanasia on principle, we can ..
What happens when the resident spends enough of their private funds or insurance benefits to qualify for Medicaid? Well, Medicaid takes over. However, Medicaid payment rates are usually low, so the nursing homes rely on revenue from private paying residents and any other sources to cover costs. In other words, a resident who moves from "private pay" status to "Medicaid pay" status can change from a "revenue-positive" resident to a "revenue negative" resident. Are "revenue-negative" residents the most "desirable" type from the financial perspective? Clearly not. And with states facing:
Euthanasia requests in a Canadian psychiatric …
But the elderly do not have the same protections as children, and the elderly often do not have regular contact with their families. They can be exploited from many sides: adult children, other relatives, court-appointed guardians, health care professionals with an agenda, owners of facilities who care more about filling beds than appropriate placements, even adult protective service representatives who have an agenda. Surprising? But true. Sometimes the agency designated to protect the elderly can harm the elderly, ripping them from a loving family member who is properly caring for them and providing all they need. If hospice is brought in when the patient is not terminal, sometimes hospice care itself is the cause of death. We know that many hospice professionals will strongly object to that, but it is the truth in some hospice locations. Undeniable.
For many, however, grief can begin much earlier.
The Secretary of Health, Kathleen Sebelius, is the one who will manage the creation of many details of the health care reform law. Perhaps this is what was really meant when former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said, "we have to pass the law so you can find out what's in the law!" So, to understand the law, we need to look at more than the language of the law. We need to look at the people who wrote the law, the people who are behind it and in powerful leadership positions in the Department of Health & Human Services, and the stakeholders that mold national policy proposals and their implementation.