Getting health care reform right requires a clear understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of how health care is delivered today and how to make it better. This understanding starts with a real story about James.
As a pediatrician, I am very aware of the dangers for children. Over time, however, I have come to the conclusion that we are doing our kids a disservice by being hyper aware of all the dangers in our society.
If Betty Coumbias had only six months left to live and expressed a desire to die, most assisted-suicide advocates would support her cause. Why should she have any less control over her life because she is in good health?