The ongoing debate on healthcare reform took an interesting turn over the past summer as focus shifted, at least for a short period of time, to the question of when to pull the plug on Grandma. The debate ended, at least for now, as politicians all ducked for cover claiming that government would never pull Grandma’s plug.
Of course, sooner or later, absent nature’s intervention, someone needs to pull the plug on Grandma. The question is who, when, and under what circumstances. Since this question first hit the courts, more than 30 years ago, our courts have consistently held that this