The Political Interest Pulling the Plug

"I haven't told my husband yet," Hillary Clinton said as the President wolfed rice beside her at a luncheon with journalists last week, "but we're going to have a living will."

"I need one in my line of work," Clinton cracked. His guests laughed, and a discussion about living wills, in which the signer declares that his dying life should not be artificially prolonged, was deftly deflected. The Clintons deny that their reform program would limit medical services in any way, but their own recent brush with what the First Lady calls "a crazy system" supports the experts' view: serious rationing...

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