Thursday, October 29, 2009

End of Life Counseling (Death Panels) Stays in Reform

Obama works as people go on a tour of the White House gardens

Take that tea baggers!
This is great news because it's such a benefit that was so horribly distorted:
The provision allows Medicare to pay for voluntary counseling to help beneficiaries deal with the complex and painful decisions families face when a loved one is approaching death.

"There is nothing more basic than giving someone the option of speaking with their doctor about how they want to be treated in the case of an emergency," said Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore. "I think the outrageous and vindictive attacks may have backfired to help raise awareness about this problem, which is why it's been kept in the bill." AP