Human Exceptionalism

Andrea Clark to Illinois

I have just been advised that Andrea Clark’s family has accepted the offer to move her to Illinois. It is ridiculous that Clarke has to be moved at all, but at least she will get the treatment she wants and needs to sustain her life. Under the Texas statute, St. Luke’s is not responsible for paying for the transportation of a transfer after a futility determination, but they will be paying in this case. I am convinced that this would not have happened but for the heat people put on St. Luke’s Hospital. Again, it is wrong that a sick woman has to be moved 1000 miles to receive life-sustaining care that she and her family want, but at least she will receive it. Good job to everyone who put pressure on St. Luke’s.

Now, Texas Legislature: Change the law.