I sometimes hear these thoughts and feelings expressed, so I want to share my responses. 1. I want the freedom, choice and the right to end my life when I want to. That freedom and choice already exists. When the pain of an illness gets to be too much, you can decide using a number … Continue reading Anita Cameron: 5 Mistaken Reasons Why People Want Doctor Prescribed Suicide
This past week, the U.S. Senate voted to proceed with consideration of U.S.ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). With a two-thirds majority required to move to the next step, the cloture vote was 61 to 36, with 3 not voting. Not Dead Yet has not yet formally … Continue reading Why I Support the CRPD
Monday, October 3, was opening day for the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court heard oral arguments in three consolidated cases: Douglas v. Independent Living Center of Southern California, Douglas v. California Pharmacists Assn. and Douglas v. Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. In these cases, Medicaid recipients and providers are suing the state of California to stop … Continue reading Can people on Medicaid sue states to stop budget cuts?
Lately it seems like I’ve been drawing quite a bit on material from the Thaddeus Pope‘s Medical Futility Blog. Mostly it’s because Pope is really good at digging out stories that fly under the radar of most of us. More than occasionally, he’ll write something that is too tempting to ignore.That’s true with his latest … Continue reading India – Newest Case of Person Demanding Treatment/Money or Euthanasia (“Your Money or My Life”)
Followup on yesterday’s post. The My Medicaid Matters rally is underway. We’ve heard the number of organizational sponsors is over 90 now. In the coming days, I’ll attempt to organize some material and media related to the rally and to ADAPT’s actions prior to the rally in Washington, DC. I’m not sure how they’re doing … Continue reading “My Medicaid Matters” Rally Is Happening NOW – text of NDY speech