Public News Service: Groups Call to End Age Discrimination in Idaho’s Care Rationing (October 6, 2021)
Idaho hospitals are rationing care because of the strain from the pandemic. Some groups are questioning the use of age as one of the determinants for who gets medical attention, or how promptly. In September, the group Justice in Aging filed a civil-rights complaint against Idaho over its crisis standards of care, asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate Idaho’s plan. Wissel said doctors make decisions based on objective medical evidence all the time.