Monday, December 27, 2010

Return of ‘Death Panels’? Obama to Enact End-of-Life Planning for Medicare

'ANSWER THE QUESTION LIBTARD!' False charges and personal attacks by Republicans? It turns out that the Republicans were telling the truth and the liberals, AGAIN, have lied to the American people. Obama appointed this Marxist 'toilet bug' Donald Berwick to run the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He SUPPORTS death panels and wealth redistribution and they can't dispute the VIDEO with the words from the radical Marxists own mouth! Progressives are very sick, mentally disturbed people.

After public outcry over “death panels” forced Democrats to drop their proposed end-of-life planning from the health care overhaul legislation, the Obama administration is pressing forward to enact the same measures by bureaucratic regulations. The new regulations are set take effect starting Jan. 1, the New York Times reports.

Under the new policy, outlined in a Medicare regulation, the government will pay doctors who advise patients on options for end-of-life care, which may include advance directives to forgo aggressive life-sustaining treatment.

Congressional supporters of the new policy, though pleased, have kept quiet. They fear provoking another furor like the one in 2009 when Republicans seized on the idea of end-of-life counseling to argue that the Democrats’ bill would allow the government to cut off care for the critically ill.

The final version of the health care legislation, signed into law by President Obama in March, authorized Medicare coverage of yearly physical examinations, or wellness visits. The new rule says Medicare will cover “voluntary advance care planning,” to discuss end-of-life treatment, as part of the annual visit. READ MORE...

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