Part of life is the unforeseen event. It’s why we take out insurance on our homes, cars, health and lives. We want to be covered in case of accidents or emergencies that we just don’t see coming.
The same philosophy applies to health care proxies. You may not always be capable of making important medical decisions on your own. Relying on unassigned family members, some who may have differing opinions, or your physician places a great burden on those individuals. Without a health care proxy, as a patient, you would face an uncertain future.