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View Diary: Louisiana Gov. Jindal cuts hospice care out of Medicaid (209 comments)

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  •  The really, truly stupid part is that hospice care (1+ / 0-)
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    is less expensive than hospital care, precisely because it is extremely limited in what it provides: just palliative care.

    This can vary slightly according to the facility, its staff, and its policies.  But basically, they offer no drugs or treatments that would extend life.  Only medicines (e.g., pain or anxiety medications) that provide comfort to the dying.

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    by cai on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 03:05:45 PM PST

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