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  •  And while you're suffering... (7+ / 0-)

    (and that could be years) your loved ones have to watch you suffer. While they attempt to care for you - because you'll be dependent on them for everything as you weaken. Even bathroom functions.

    I guess it's okay if you live alone, with no friends, family or pets. Then it's your business how you suffer and die. Probably in the cold and dark, because the city has turned off your electricity and gas for non-payment.

    Still, someone has to clean up the mess afterwards.

    •  As someone who worked with the poor and elderly, (6+ / 0-)

      this is very true.

      Death is very personal to the dying, but very public & painful to the caregivers and survivors.

      I've had more than one Repub & Libertarian use this argument about self determination when it comes to healthcare. One can avoid healthcare their entire lives. The problem with that logic is you can't clean yourself to prevent disease spreading from your dead body to the community, nor can you bury yourself.

      People who hate Obamacare should read about the Plague sometime & see why avoiding healthcare is a selfish and bad idea.

      Nature created the human race, but humans created racism.

      by GrannyOPhilly on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 09:33:54 AM PDT

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    •  some cultures do not see it as a burden to take (1+ / 0-)
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      mettle fatigue

      care of ones is seen as an opportunity to payback a mom or dad. In fact in some cultures it is very dishonorable to ask someone else to do it or complain about it....but those cultures I guess are more poor than ours...or are they?

      I would love to clean up after my dad right now, hes been gone 30 years...miss him dearly...but I am sure he does not miss the pain.

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