Docs tell 83-year-old Swede she's 'too old' for treatment

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    See those other three articles.
    * Swedish hospitals fail to report patient injuries (13 Jul 09)
    * Patient dies due to improper IV administration (6 Jul 09)
    * Swedish clinic sterilises wrong patient (30 Jun 09)

    That's the way it is when government is in charge,glad she could pay herself to get it done and I gotta admit,I as a taxpayer,don't want to pay for unneeded care that spends millions to extent life a few months and things like that but those things should be a personal choice,not government's,imho anyway.
     
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    My parents are 86 and 81, both suffer physical problems. Mom has severe rheumatoid arthritis and has been on Remicade (among other treatments) for years. Dad suffers compressed nerves in his back and sees a chiropractor for some relief. I can't imagine what the quality of their health care would be if uncle ran the show. Well, after reading this article . . . . maybe I can.
     
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    Are they not on Medicare?
     
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    Medicare doesn't control the Doctors like Sweden undoubtedly does or places an age restriction which would be funny since seniors are the bulk of those on Medicare.
     
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    You people are so full of shit your eyes float. I know two women here in the good old USA in their eighties told the same. When you are in your eighties there are other complications that maybe you nitwits hadn't thought about. One is my own mother now approaching ninety.

    And say your BS were true, the argument then you put forth would be that we should not have healthcare for Americans because eighty year old people in Sweden can't get back surgery. Your buffoonery reaches the heights of outer space.

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    Why were they told that here ,were they on Medicare or Medicade?
     
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    Yes. 'Uncle running the show' was in reference to the article . . . you know, older people deemed 'too old for treatment'.
     
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    True, there are many complications to consider when one is older. But according to the article, the woman - who decided for herself that she wanted/needed the surgery - didn't have complications, she was just refused the surgery because she was too old. It was decided for her that is was better (and cheaper) to send her home to suffer for the remainder of her life.

    Who said 'we should not have health care for Americans'? It's the government run part that is objectionable.
     
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