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Vampiric vs lycanthropic healthcare

I enjoyed Ezra Klein’s segment on the healthcare bill last night on the Colbert Report, though he likes the bill more than I do. Werewolf doctors got a mention, and Klein talks about them providing a possible advantage in scoring the bill. But once again congress is not making good medical decisions, this time in which kind of monster doctors belong in patient care. Matt Yglesias took that up in his blog today. He pointed out that vampires would be more useful, as they could revive the patient even when heroic measure had failed by making them into one of the undead. I think this is an excellent idea- patient vocused, um, I mean focused.

Of course, consent it an important issue. To give a feel for what that might look like, I created a revised DNR-V.