ethics

What are the medical ethics behind disclosing a president’s health information?

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

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Candidates swap jabs on ethics, health care at Senate debate

DENVER (AP) — Republican Sen. Cory Gardner and his Democratic challenger, former Gov. John Hickenlooper, sparred over ethics, health care and energy during the initial debate in Colorado’s hard-fought U.S. Senate race.

The two politicians are both veterans of the state’s political scene and known for their sunny public dispositions. But they traded accusations for a heated hour Friday during the in-person face-off at a community college in Pueblo. Both men tested negative for the coronavirus before the event and sat at a modest distance from each other.

Gardner, 46, is the underdog in the race because Colorado has shifted to the left since he narrowly won his first Senate race in 2014. He opened by calling Hickenlooper “the first governor to be convicted of violating the state constitution” for a pair of ethics violations during his eight years in office.

The nonpartisan Ethics Commission this summer found Hickenlooper, a

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Candidates swap jabs on ethics, health care at Senate debate | National politics

Gardner has tied to defend his votes by pointing to a 117-page bill he wrote that says it protects pre-existing conditions, but legal experts call a political stunt. He also slammed Hickenlooper for supporting “government-run health care” that he said would devastate Colorado’s rural hospitals.

The state’s urban-rural divide was a subtext to the debate. Gardner, a native of Yuma, noted he’s the only statewide elected official who is not from the Denver area. He slammed Hickenlooper for trying to end coal, noting that such policies kill jobs in places like Craig in the northwest. The Democratic candidate is a former petroleum geologist who wants to expand the renewable energy industry to speed the transition off fossil fuels.

“He wants to put you out of work,” Gardner warned energy workers of Hickenlooper.

The former governor, in contrast, repeatedly brought the conversation back to health care, which Democrats count on helping

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