Letters to the Editor

State’s role

The state of Texas has assumed the role of “head of the household’ for the Munoz family. The question for me is, will they also assume financial responsibility for their decision. (See: “JPS sued over life-support law,” Jan. 15) Does anyone believe an insurance company would approve a claim for life-sustaining treatment of a dead person?

If this baby is delivered and requires long-term special medical care, does the state assume this financial cost or does the state get to make this family’s decisions and Mr. Munoz gets to pay for them?

This is a decision none of us would want to face. But if it must be faced, it should be decided by the people that have to live daily with the results of the decision.

— Nancy Reynolds,