Republicans were quick to attack as “death panels” a proposal in an early version of the Affordable Care Act that would have paid physicians to have compassionate discussions with their patients about their personal wishes for care should they develop a terminal illness. They inappropriately called it “rationing.”
Yet the Aug. 28 article State strips sick kids of healthcare, doctors say, reports that the Florida Legislature has done just that — rationed care by callously reducing support for Children’s Medical Services, an organization that some of the state’s sickest and neediest children have relied on for their healthcare.
Doctors providing this vital care have gone public with their concerns.
State bureaucrats have denied their charges. Whom do you believe?
Steven J. Meyerson, M.D., Miami