Skip to main content

View Diary: Louisiana Gov. Jindal cuts hospice care out of Medicaid (209 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Really stupid (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Munchkn, cai, MBishop1, Quicklund

    Hospice care saves money as opposed to putting someone in intensive care for the last weeks or months of a terminal illness.  Once Oregon passed assisted suicide (twice!) the medical community got serious about end of life care.  Hospice care costs about half what hospital care does.

    But, more importantly, it is  is more humane, more accessible to families and a much better way to spend one's final days.  This is not only stupid, it's cruel.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site