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17th Jun '16 9:32:32 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* The whole premise of ''Film/JohnQ'', a (rather {{Anvilicious}} for many) critic of the American health-care system. After failing to earn enough money to operate his son, he [[TakeAThirdOption Takes A Third Option]] and takes the hospital hostage, demanding a free treatment [[spoiler:and brewing a ThanatosGambit to get himself killed and donate his own heart to his kid. He's still subdued, but the boy is saved anyway.]]

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* The whole premise of ''Film/JohnQ'', a (rather {{Anvilicious}} for many) critic of the American health-care system. After failing to earn enough money to operate his son, he son Michael, John Quincy Archibald [[TakeAThirdOption Takes A Third Option]] and takes the hospital hostage, demanding a free treatment [[spoiler:and brewing a ThanatosGambit to get himself killed and donate his own heart to his kid. He's still Even when John is eventually subdued, but the boy Michael is saved anyway.and it's strongly implied that John will leave jail rather soo, probably due to his desperate circumstances.]]
17th Jun '16 9:29:15 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''FireEmblem: [[FireEmblemElibe The Blazing Sword]]'', Dorcas joins up with a group of bandits to earn money for medicine for his IllGirl wife. Fortunately, Lyn is there to straighten him out.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem''
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In ''FireEmblem: [[FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: The Blazing Sword]]'', Dorcas joins up with a group of bandits to earn money for the medicine for his IllGirl wife.wife needs. Fortunately, Lyn is there to straighten him out.



** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', [[CountryMouse Holland]] joins some bandits to get enough money to take care of his heavily pregnant wife. You must keep the guy alive to recruit a certain girl whom he struck a friendship of sorts with: [[spoiler: Cordelia's KidFromTheFuture, Severa.]]
*** ''Awakening'' also lampshades the trope [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]] in one of the Outrealm missions: einjerhar Caeda tries to recruit one of your party by asking if they're trying to support an ill mother and offering gold for medicine.

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', [[CountryMouse Holland]] joins some bandits to get enough money to take care of his heavily pregnant wife. You The player must keep the guy alive to recruit a certain girl who is also press-ganged by the bandits, and whom he struck a friendship of sorts with: [[spoiler: Cordelia's KidFromTheFuture, Severa.]]
*** ''Awakening'' also lampshades the trope [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]] in one of the Outrealm missions: einjerhar Caeda tries to recruit one of your the party members by asking if they're trying to support an ill mother and offering gold for medicine.
18th Apr '16 12:45:16 AM MiinU
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* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': Shortly after [[TheDragon Damian]] discovers Satomi's latent fighting potential, [[NebulousEvilOrganization The Jahana Group]] pressures her into signing up for the VG tournament by causing [[IllGirl her brother's]] [[SoapOperaDisease condition]] to relapse, just as he'd begun to show signs of improving. Damian offers to cover the costs of the procedure needed to treat Daisuke, [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse if Satomi agreed to enter VG...]] [[SympatheticSentientWeapon as their test subject.]]

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* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': Shortly after [[TheDragon Damian]] discovers Satomi's latent fighting potential, [[NebulousEvilOrganization The Jahana Group]] pressures her into signing up for entering the VG tournament by causing [[IllGirl her brother's]] [[SoapOperaDisease condition]] to relapse, just as he'd begun to show signs of improving. Damian offers to cover the costs of the procedure needed to treat Daisuke, [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse if Satomi agreed to enter VG...]] in exchange for]] [[SympatheticSentientWeapon as their test subject.her "cooperation".]]
6th Apr '16 4:02:11 AM Clare
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* In 1969, psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg studied moral reasoning by presenting his subjects with a series of moral dilemmas and asking them if the people in the stories should (or shouldn't) have taken the actions they did and why. The most famous of these stories concerns a man whose wife desperately needs a drug which a local pharmacist has developed. However, the pharmacist is trying to make money off the drug and is charging far more for it than it costs to make. In the end, the man, having failed to obtain the drug through legitimate means (he hasn't been able to raise enough money and the pharmacist refuses to drop the price) breaks into the pharmacy and steals the drug.

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* In 1969, psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg studied moral reasoning by presenting his subjects with a series of stories dealing with moral dilemmas and asking them if the people in the stories should (or shouldn't) have taken the actions they did and why. The most famous of these stories concerns a man whose wife desperately needs a drug which a local pharmacist has developed. However, the pharmacist is trying to make money off the drug and is charging far more for it than it costs to make. In the end, the man, having failed to obtain the drug through legitimate means (he hasn't been able to raise enough money and the pharmacist refuses to drop the price) means, breaks into the pharmacy and steals the drug.
3rd Apr '16 9:19:29 PM Joysweeper
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* Sparrowson's [[spoiler: hospitalization over eating a poisoned wrapper]] in case 2 of ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney'' leads to a very dismaying bill, but a doctor offers to lower it if he can get a successful inventor to finally pay a bill ''he'' has due.
2nd Apr '16 7:13:11 AM Clare
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* In 1969, psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg studied moral reasoning by presenting his subjects with a series of moral dilemmas and asking them if the people in the stories should (or shouldn't) have taken the actions they did and why. The most famous of these stories concerns a man whose wife desperately needs a drug which a local pharmacist has developed. However, the pharmacist is trying to make money off the drug and is charging far more for it than it costs to make. In the end, the man, having failed to obtain the drug through legitimate means (he hasn't been able to raise enough money and the pharmacist refuses to drop the price) breaks into the pharmacy and steals the drug.
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13th Mar '16 11:22:39 PM Medinoc
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* Subverted in ''Webcomic/LatchkeyKingdom'', where Willa's kidnapper is [[http://latchkeykingdom.smackjeeves.com/comics/2265515/minion-15/ quick to add]] that the "operation" is not of the medical sort.
-->'''Jane:''' This is just a job to me. I'm only doing it because my mom needs money for her operation. ''(next panel)'' Well it's more of a scheme really. She swears she just needs H⃒500 to crack the Shadowwood cluck cluck races wide open.
4th Mar '16 4:13:35 AM Berrenta
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It is also often an optional treatment or a procedure that requires a specialized doctor to be brought in for any chance of success, skirting the law in that they're not ''refusing'' to give care because the patient is indigent, but not providing a specific ''kind'' of care. Experimental treatment that's only available in one country is also a popular justification; state or private insurance might cover the treatment itself, but probably not the plane tickets and other expenses. One also has to look at the time period involved -- some of those "duty to care" laws are relatively recent, or have had poor enforcement in the past. And in some cases, hospital administrators might believe it's cheaper to pay fines than bankrupt themselves over a particularly expensive patient. That is where insurance specialists step in for example an international health or life insurance specialist such as www.intl-medical-insurance.com would be able to give advice on the best plans to reduce times when care could be limited or denied.

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It is also often an optional treatment or a procedure that requires a specialized doctor to be brought in for any chance of success, skirting the law in that they're not ''refusing'' to give care because the patient is indigent, but not providing a specific ''kind'' of care. Experimental treatment that's only available in one country is also a popular justification; state or private insurance might cover the treatment itself, but probably not the plane tickets and other expenses. One also has to look at the time period involved -- some of those "duty to care" laws are relatively recent, or have had poor enforcement in the past. And in some cases, hospital administrators might believe it's cheaper to pay fines than bankrupt themselves over a particularly expensive patient. That is where insurance specialists step in for example an international health or life insurance specialist such as www.intl-medical-insurance.com would be able to give advice on the best plans to reduce times when care could be limited or denied.
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4th Mar '16 4:12:14 AM system
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4th Mar '16 4:11:02 AM system
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