Monday, December 27, 2010

If It's So Great, Why Is This Administration Trying To Keep It Quiet?

Here’s a longer piece on the sleight-of-hand by the pro-death Obama administration regarding end of life counseling. Note how the pro-deathers have asked everyone to keep it down – they don’t want the news to get out because it’ll p*** people off even more. Such arrogance, such tenacity.
Obama Returns to End-of-Life Plan That Caused Stir
WASHINGTON — 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. more

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