Jana had a chat with a Medical Ethics professor to find out.
If history is our guide on how much a president may disclose about his health, the guide shows us he doesn’t always tell us everything.
From Presidents James Madison to Abraham Lincoln, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, or Ronald Reagan, we have not always been told what we might want to know about the health of the Commander in chief.
So, for a moment, let’s take a leader’s political reasons for withholding or divulging out of it and let’s talk about the medical ethics side of this.
“The issue is really difficult because there is not a bright line and these are all on the spectrum of medical issues that affect a person and that person might be the President but that information there is no bright line as to whether or not