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Death Panel Back – Obama Sneaks In “End-of-Life” Plan starting Jan. 1st

December 27, 2010
Robert Pear
12/25/2010

When a proposal to encourage end-of-life planning touched off a political storm over “death panels,” Democrats dropped it from legislation to overhaul the health care system. But the Obama administration will achieve the same goal by regulation, starting Jan. 1.

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.

Under the rule, doctors can provide information to patients on how to prepare an “advance directive,” stating how aggressively they wish to be treated if they are so sick that they cannot make health care decisions for themselves.

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  1. Darroll Di Stasio permalink
    December 28, 2010 12:00 pm

    Why would anybody trust a single thing said by a Rockefeller? That entire family is a nothing more or less than a criminal organization with the aim of reducing the world population by 80%. Don’t believe it? Take a look at David Rockefeller’s “Memoirs” and also the Georgia Guide Stones. Watch a video with Bill Gates (yes, that Bill Gates) in which he talks glowingly of “my favourite, vaccines”. He wants to reduce the “carbon footprint” on the globe by reducing the population by 80% and wants to find an initial reduction in the population via vaccines. Here’s the URL of an article about it – http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=fce_1267523066
    Here’s the video’s URL – http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=fce_1267523066

    Enjoy!

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