Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Ted Kennedy is going to die soon. He has a malignant brain tumor (glioma) and it has a bad prognosis. Like him or hate him, it doesn't matter. It is just a reality. Most patients in that situation usually are in hospice care but not Ted. I defer to my last posting on the Senator from Massachusetts about putting his money where his tumor is. I explain there that he can't make healthcare policy that controls costs and then charge the country millions every time he comes up ill due to his cancer. Well, it happened again yesterday. Good old Ted had a seizure at the inauguration of President Obama. The announcers on TV stated that he travels around with a team of physicians. Funny, not many of my brain cancer patients have a team of physicians with them? Ted is supposedly doing fine and will be out of the hospital soon after the best and fastest care was given to him at the Washington Hospital Center. In a future healthcare system of rationing and cost control, which Kennedy is promoting, will the general public get the same care as Ted?
Posted by Authentic Medicine Blog at 5:36 AM