Ironic headline: White House tries to smother new 'death panel' talk
http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/135167-white-house-tries-to-smother-new-death-panel-talk. The irony of headlining what Obama wants to do to those that most need healthcare - kill them off.
reported Sunday that a new Medicare regulation includes incentives for end-of-life-care planning.So it was dropped only to be installed anyway via regulation, thereby bypassing Congress altogether. Might as well just smother the sick, elderly and disabled. The original headline fits. More on The Hill piece from Flopping Aces, American Spectator, The Daily Caller and Left Coast Rebel
The Medicare policy will pay doctors for holding end-of-life-care discussions with patients, according to the Times. A similar provision was dropped from the new healthcare reform law after Republicans accused the administration of withholding care from the sick, elderly and disabled.