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Unfortunately yes
4 (31%)
NO! Health care is a human right!
9 (69%)
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Earth-shine

(3,923 posts)
1. If the subject is "organ transplants," the organs have to go to people who can survive
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 05:42 PM
Jan 2022

the procedures and then keep going for a decade or four.

Such things as fitness level and vaccination status (to more than just COVID) should be factors.

WhiskeyGrinder

(22,293 posts)
2. What a busy little bee you are this afternoon.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 05:42 PM
Jan 2022

Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #2)

Scrivener7

(50,881 posts)
6. Oh, good lord, it's back. At least it didn't name itself after a Russian search
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 05:45 PM
Jan 2022

engine this time.

demmiblue

(36,799 posts)
7. Trying to hit 100 as fast as he can, is my guess.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 05:45 PM
Jan 2022

Mr.Bill

(24,188 posts)
4. They are also refused certain
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 05:45 PM
Jan 2022

orthopedic procedures, such as knee replacements. They are instructed to lose wight before the surgery can be performed.

catrose

(5,055 posts)
5. They already are.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 05:45 PM
Jan 2022

moonscape

(4,669 posts)
8. Depends on the medical procedure. n/t
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 05:46 PM
Jan 2022

blm

(112,968 posts)
9. Is this your response to an unvaccinated person being
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 05:46 PM
Jan 2022

cut off life support machines after 2 months?

Doodley

(8,990 posts)
10. Weight loss should be the priority. Procedures shouldn't be a substitute for helping patients to
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 05:46 PM
Jan 2022

improve their own health.

WhiskeyGrinder

(22,293 posts)
13. "Weight loss should be the priority. A masectormy shouldn't be a substitute for helping patients
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 05:48 PM
Jan 2022

to improve their own health."

sarisataka

(18,422 posts)
11. Welcome to DU
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 05:47 PM
Jan 2022

Wounded Bear

(58,552 posts)
12. It's up to the doctors involved, of course, but yes...
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 05:47 PM
Jan 2022

sometimes choices have to be made. There's no "blanket" set of rules, one obvious thing is joint replacement, particularly knees, ankles, and hips. Installing a new one in someone who weighs 400 pounds is probably an excercise in futility. I've actually known this to happen in people I've known, who were waiting to "lose 40 pounds" before they could get a jount replacement surgery.

I'm sure there are other cases too numerous to list here.

So the question is kind of moot. They already do that.

phylny

(8,364 posts)
14. Obesity is an inherited disease.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 05:49 PM
Jan 2022
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