Should medical insurance pay for expensive hip surgery for a severely retarded kid?

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  1. 2Manboobs

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    I have a friend who has a suuuper-retarded teen... The kid is severely retarded, has never spoken a word in his life, and has to wear diapers 24 hours a day...He knows about 6 different "hand signals" to communicate, otherwise he just grunts like Frankenstein when he wants someones attention...... His condition causes a vast array of medical issues, almost all of which incur substantial costs in medical treatment ... His life expectancy is somewhere in his 20's... His newest dilemma is his decaying hip-sockets (common with his type retardism).

    The question is, couldn't this expenditure be better spent on someone that could really benefit from it?? What's the advantage of expending $150k-$200k in costs on a person that (for all intents & purposes) isn't even cognizant of their own existence ... I 'get' that there's an emotional component for the kids family, but whether or not he maintains his mobility isn't gonna change the fact that he's an adult baby (and always will be)....Why not buy the kid a wheelchair, and then approach the parents & insurance company involved about having them donate the cost-incurrence to a needy kid that has a viable future???? ...

    Ethics & political-correctness aside: Would this not be a smarter, more reasonable way to proceed?



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    edit for being too mean :facepalm:
     
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    Give him a retarded surgeon.
     
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    give him a retarded hip
     
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    or send him to Canada
     
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    His hips are retarded, you jerk!
     
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    MatthewT joints, bones, cartilage and other inanimate objects can't be mentally retarded :facepalm:
     
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    the Canada thing then
     
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    you seem really sure of that :fil:
     
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    Isn't that the problem?? Everyone involved in this scenario is too afraid of being "mean" & saying what really needs to be said..WHY waste that kind of money on someone whose too brain damaged to appreciate the benefits of having repaired hip-sockets?
     
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    now imagine he's black :eek:
     
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    not where I was going but ok
     
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    if they took his retarded premiums, they pay for his retarded hip :coffee:
     
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    His brain is retarded.. His hips are crumbling like chalk
     
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    Jesus hates that kid
    tell em Matty T
     
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    How does this cast the negro in a negative light? This thread doesn't deliver.
     
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    Negros are naturally hip.
     
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    Tragically Hip
     
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    it's the extra bone
     
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    The medical insurance is through the fathers employer.. So it's part of a group plan.

    But that wasn't the question... If we agree that the insurance is on the hook to pay, why not substitute the "insured" for someone that can truly benefit from the cost expenditure?