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credo January 31st, 2019 10:53pm

A school superintendent has been arrested for allowing a student to use her medical insurance, claiming he was her son, because it was the only way he could get medical attention. Setting aside leggality, did she do the morally right or wrong thing?

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adman4285
01/31/19 9:36 pm

It would have been better if a link to the story was included. As the question is asked I have to say wrong. Not for her intent but for the fact it was against the law and fraudulent. I understand why someone would do this but there were probably better alternatives that weren’t considered. Without know the whole story this is a hard question to answer.

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Korosensei Maine
01/31/19 8:03 pm

Anyone who says wrong has never taught kids.

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ronderman North Carolina
01/31/19 7:00 pm

She committed theft and fraud. She did the wrong thing for the right reasons.

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sea California
01/31/19 6:29 pm

Wrong. Why not rob a bank? Embezzle funds from a charitable organization? Same idea at play here.

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credo Vote your conscience
01/31/19 7:14 pm

You are entitled to your opinion, but I don't see it as being clearly wrong because she didn't do it for her own gain. She did it because the system is unjust and she's trying to get something for a sick child that increasing number of people consider to be a human right.

sea California
02/01/19 7:52 pm

And that makes stealing right? Do you think it’s ok to rob your neighbor as long as your are paying someone’s medical bills with the stolen cash?

sea California
02/01/19 7:53 pm

And what do you mean that the system is unjust?

credo Vote your conscience
02/07/19 9:15 am

Sorry it took so long for me to respond... The system is unjust because it's wrong for ANYONE to not have access to affordable healthcare, ESPECIALLY a child. And no, I wouldn't say rob your neighbor, but I prefer a system in which private health insurance companies don't exist because there is no need for them. The system we have forces people into positions where they have to choose the lesser evil. I tend to think insurance fraud is less evil than letting children who need medical attention go without it.

wmorriso Indiana, US ofA
01/31/19 6:21 pm

I agree her generosity was a morally correct, and socially splendid. One which many people on both sides of the political aisle would not have done. Nevertheless, it is criminal to have done so, and she may be charged as such.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
01/31/19 6:14 pm

So people can just say "hey, use my insurance!" ???
Well, that's what CA will be if you're an illegal.

The kid could have gone to an urgent care center. They can't turn people away. It gets written off to Medicare. Why didn't the parents take the kid?

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Cooper831 Wisconsin
01/31/19 5:28 pm

Do we know what he needed medical attention for?

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Attikai Oregon
01/31/19 5:42 pm

Iirc it was strep throat.

CoffeeNow Fiery but peaceful rioter
01/31/19 4:44 pm

Wrong. Who’s going to judge which insurance fraud is acceptable or not?

If she wanted to help the kid she should have cut him a check for the bills

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historylover
01/31/19 5:32 pm

Or she could have helped with a fundraiser for him. I’ve done that at school, and my community has held many fundraisers to help people who have catastrophic medical needs.

Scrltt64 Ohio
01/31/19 4:36 pm

In your example, were parents consulted? Were the parents aware of his condition?

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credo Vote your conscience
01/31/19 5:45 pm

Honestly I don't know. That info wasn't reported on the show i was watching, I should look further into it.