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Where Will You Go if America Collapses?

Emilie3 Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 2:46 PM
There have always been death panels here called "committees" at hospitals. In the 1990s my brother-in-law was denied a heart transplant and he died at age 54, my father at age 63. I am in kidney failure and for years have been on a transplant list and have had to go every year for re-evaluation by the "transplant team" who decides whether or not to keep me on the list. If they ever decide to not approve me for the list, I will die like so many already have. I also know several Filipinos (Asians seem to suffer kidney failure often) who try to bring their relatives here for medical care.

A reader from New York has a follow-up question for me.

Referencing a “Question of the Week” from last month, in which I expressed guarded optimism that America could be saved, she wants to know what I would do if things go the wrong way.

In other words, what if things go really wrong and America suffers a Greek-style fiscal collapse? And imagine how bad that might be since there wouldn’t be an IMF or European Central Bank capable of providing bailouts to the United States.

Perhaps because of an irrational form of patriotism, I’m fairly certain that I...

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