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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:14 PM

9. I don't think that's true from my POV.

I know this is anecdotal, but at the age of almost 73, I do have people on Medicare dying around me on a fairly regular basis. It's one of the banes of old age, watching your friends and family die. Most of them have spent their last days at home with hospice care surrounded by family and very few tubes other than the ones that deliver the morphine and other drugs that ease the pain of passing. The only ones who died in the circumstances you describe were those who really didn't make it out of the ER after a massive heart attack or were expected to overcome a disease, such as George H. W. Bush just experienced, but didn't.

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