Sebelius Washes Her Hands of 10YO Girl's Life
A 10-year-old girl is fighting for her life, and House Republicans today accused Kathleen Sebelius of refusing to save her.
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#1 Jun 5, 2013
This is a tough call and a sad situation. But I must side with Selebius on this issue.
I'm sorta of disappointed in the conservatives point of view on this ie wanting government bureaucrat intervention in private health care.
I empathize with and understand THE PARENTS wanting to do anything they can for THEIR kids. But it should stop there.
The rules or criteria for a transplant are there for several reasons. One of them is to have a set of rules/criteria in place so every transplant patient does not have to plead their case. You really shouldn't be doing organ transplants on a case by case basis-this is a very time sensative issue. Everyone thinks their case is special or deserves an exception but that is not the case. It's tough to watching someone dying or die and not be able to do anything. But playing the 'what if' or 'only if we could' game can make things worse.
It's heart wrenching I get it. But if it ever comes time anyone needs a transplant I want to know that it is a fair process. A fair process includes adhering to predetermined set of rules and criteria.
Also remember as some have pointed out that if this child or any child gets to go on the list that means more people competing for the same organs. Putting this girl on the list moves somebody already on the list into a different position.
But by having a predetermined set rules and criteria in place no one has to play god or act as judge. Nor should anyone even being playing god or acting as judge.
Best Wishes to the family.
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