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The insurance company should have just sent a picture of them flipping this lady off...

http://nypost.com/2016/10/24/terminally-ill-mom-denied-treat...
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TheDashi wrote:
The insurance company should have just sent a picture of them flipping this lady off...

http://nypost.com/2016/10/24/terminally-ill-mom-denied-treat...

That episode, like Logan's Run, totally ripped off Asimov's novel Pebble in the Sky where Earth has evolved a custom of "The Sixty".
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whac3 wrote:
TheDashi wrote:
The insurance company should have just sent a picture of them flipping this lady off...

http://nypost.com/2016/10/24/terminally-ill-mom-denied-treat...

That episode, like Logan's Run, totally ripped off Asimov's novel Pebble in the Sky where Earth has evolved a custom of "The Sixty".

+3 for inclusion of Next Generation, Logan's Run, AND Isaac Asimov.

It's a private, for-profit insurance company. What are you going to do? Sad for the lady, but hey, that's the system. Capitalism RULZ!!!!!!!
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She's been campaigning against assisted-death for awhile (you can see articles from a year ago). It seems a very odd stance for her to get into for me.
I guess the daily mail saw recent documentary and thought it would be newsworthy again.
It seems like she is getting the chemo.

You'd think conservatives would want to keep government out of this.
 
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whac3 wrote:
That episode, like Logan's Run, totally ripped off Asimov's novel Pebble in the Sky where Earth has evolved a custom of "The Sixty".


Also the short story "Half Life" by Rachel Cosgrove Payes from 1967.

Edit: From the kick-ass kid's SF anthology, "Children of Infinity".
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whac3 wrote:
TheDashi wrote:
The insurance company should have just sent a picture of them flipping this lady off...

http://nypost.com/2016/10/24/terminally-ill-mom-denied-treat...

That episode, like Logan's Run, totally ripped off Asimov's novel Pebble in the Sky where Earth has evolved a custom of "The Sixty".


It's easy to find older examples: I just found a report of an 1899 Serbian story. I'd be surprised to discover it's not a lot older.
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