Why Do I Need an Advance Healthcare Directive?

Right now you are the person in charge of deciding what type of medical care you receive. Well, you and your insurance company. But what will happen if (and likely when) you are no longer able to make medical decisions for yourself. That day may be twenty years from now, OR it could be tomorrow.

Consider the case of Terry Lynn Schiavo which ignited a firestorm of controversy when it pitted the Parental Rights of an adult living in a vegetative state against those of the adult’s Spouse.
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