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      What happens if you go on life support?

      In your Facebook Story of the Day, you wanted to know about life support: who pays for it and how can you make sure your final wishes are followed.

      Life support, such as ventilators and feeding tubes, can keep a person alive for years unless that person has clearly stated what their wishes are.

      The cost of such a situation varies depending on what measures are taken and the length of the person's life.

      If the patient is over 65, then costs will be paid by Medicare, and if they're younger, their insurance might pay for it; however, most young people are supported by Medicaid.

      Bob Anderson of Anderson Associates says most people end up in this state against their wishes because many fail to file a living will.

      "The 10 percent that do bother to fill them out are not being recognized by hospitals and doctors because patients are either forgetting to bring them or they're being misinterpreted," said Anderson.

      In addition to a will, you should name a close friend or relative to have power of attorney once you can no longer make decisions.

      A new initiative across the country is the Physicians Order for Life Sustaining Treatment. It's simply a living will that's part of your medical record that you physically have.