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

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    Gentle Giant

    We are about to begin hospice care for my mother, who is 96 and has Lewy body dementia. I am so grateful to people like your mother and your wife for what they do to help folks facing end-of-life care, both patients and families.

    The peer-reviewed medical literature has reported again and again that hospice care not only is cheaper than intensive medicalization, but also fosters better quality of life for patient and family, and, paradoxically, even longer survival in some settings. (I've spent 25 years in medical research in chronic diseases of aging. It's part of my job to be aware of this work.)

    Jindal is either an ignorant twit or deliberately cruel. Or, perhaps, both.

    •  Add profound ignorance and the portrait is near (0+ / 0-)

      completion.

      I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman

      by Gentle Giant on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 05:29:24 PM PST

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