Carlip: Smart, give the lungs to a fat girl, with fat parents so they can crowd up earth. Maybe the government should get a self-restraint transplant for these obese farks.
TemperedEdge: "Controversial" lung surgery? The controversy should be why she - and anyone else for that matter - should be made to wait absurd amounts of time and have to jump through absurd amounts of hoops to get the treatment they need.
Jim_Callahan: The reason there are delays is selfish bastards like you, assuming you're not an organ donor. I guess you could be but statistically it's unlikely so I'm rolling the dice and blaming you personally anyhow.
justajonesin: what i'm not seeing mentioned by anyone is the fact that we are headed for an even more "bureaucratic" government administered health care system. are you sure you want the IRS in charge of your health decisions? shouldn't that be between you and your doctor? not you and your government?
davidphogan: tenpoundsofcheese: well, aren't you special. so very, very special.He admitted he was a thief a few years ago as well. Thread 5135020 he admitted to depriving someone of property and justified it in the same thread. Cause criminal activities are fun and harmless, or something.
thehobbes: Sadly there is the business aspect of organ harvesting as well. Ever see a limousine in front of an ER/hospital entrance? Normally its a transplant team. Ever wonder why hospitals don't transfer the patients all to the same hospital for the harvest (which would decrease out of body time on the organs, increasing viability). They instead pay to fly the harvest teams in, pay for ambulances (ground and flight) to transport the organ to and from the airport where they have a private chartered plane fly the organ to the destination city.Hospitals make bank and tend to want to keep the patient in order to keep the cash flowing in./Pretty sure LifeShare in my state helped fund the groups that repealed the state's helmet law for anyone over 18.... They also required increased medical insurance for the motorcyclists.
JPINFV: Because we can grow lungs in factories now? Scarce resources require rationing, and since we can't magic up organs yet, they tend to be rather scarce.
FormlessOne: Honest Bender: It was still a bad ruling.It was, indeed, because it's opened what was a largely orderly process and introduced a "fast track" for anyone with enough money to hire an attorney. This ought to be fun to watch, as once again, the rich stomp the poor into the dirt.
Whazzits: That was fast. Makes me worried that they just bumped her to the top of all lists, instead of putting her behind others who would need lungs more.
Honest Bender: It was still a bad ruling.
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