She's been brainwashed to think that the IRS is going to determine who is eligible for procedures!!<quoted text>
If you are 90 years old & your knee gives you pain & the cure is knee replacement, then the pain killer is likely better than the surgery. When people get old, surgery can lead to a down hill skid with infections or complications & difficult recovery times. Its a benefit vs cost analysis.
Some doctors push to the big buck treatments on our elderly when it is not the best option.
Patients need to be given honest information regarding the pluses & minuses.
Why do you have a problem with that?
I would do anything to avoid surgery; especially in advanced age.