So it seems that too many people have questions about Health Care Directives (they are also called Living Wills or Health Care Powers of Attorney).
I was asked by a new client — > Do I really need a health care power of attorney?
Answer – Well, yes, of course you do.
Unless of course, you want to be held captive to hospitals and doctors who will profit at you being brain-dead, on life support, and them keeping you alive for as long as your insurance will pay (or as long as you have assets that can cover the costs) (or as long as the government will foot the bill for).
Yes, I know I’m a little crass sometimes, but hey, this is the truth my friends.
I mean, come one, you don’t want to be stuck in a hospital any longer than you have to be, right? And if you are like me, when I’m braindead, when my mind is gone, when I’m only alive because a machine keeps me alive, then pull the plug because I don’t want that kind of life. Most of my clients don’t want that either.
We all want to feel good. Live a long life. Live a functional life, as long as we can do so.
I’ve never met anyone who’s said to me — Mike, I don’t want them to pull the plug. Or Mike, make sure they keep me on a ventilator for as long as possible.
You wouldn’t either. Am I right?
So watch this brief video explain my thoughts of Utah Health Care Directives.
As usual, I hope you enjoyed watching and reading my blog.
You can watch the video directly on youtube by clicking on the link below:
If you have other questions, shoot me an email, call me at 801-676-5507, or drop by for a quick visit. I love questions because it helps me make cool movies like this one.
Thanks for watching ~
Michael R. Anderson, JD
8833 S. Redwood Road, Suite C
West Jordan, Utah
84088 United States
Telephone: (801) 676-5507
Utah Estate Planning Lawyer