Poll On Cost Of Treatment For Life Extension

A hot topic is how much is an additional day / month of life is worth.  With some costs for a medication rising to $50,000 or more, this is something that we need to grapple with.  I’m interested in your thoughts on the following questions:

  • What would you pay for an additional day / month of life?
  • What would you expect your employer to pay for you to have an additional day / month of life?
  • What would you expect your insurance company to pay for you to have an additional day / month of life?
  • What would you pay if there was a 1 in 1,000 chance that the additional month turned into an additional year?
  • Does that change if there is significant pain involved in the extension of life (i.e., you aren’t comfortable during your additional days/months)?

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