Tuesday, December 28, 2010

White House attempts to quiet revived talk of 'death panels'

Have you ever had to take one of those psychological evaluation tests that ask you the same questions over and over but in different ways? The obama administration is like that, they throw something out and shit hits the fan so they reword it and try to bury it somewhere else. Over and over, they try to get their radical, economy killing, grandma killing agenda past those of us that are paying attention.

Blogs, conservative media and conservative talk radio have screwed up so much stuff for obama and his gang of thugs. No wonder he wants to try and do away with them. obama and his radical socialist thugs will continue to try and pull the wool over our eyes until the day we run their asses off, which can't be too soon.

All of you people who thought Sarah Palin was crazy or stupid or both better hope that it isn't your relative who goes before the "death panel". It would suck for you to find out they are real that way wouldn't it?

By Jason Millman - The Hill

The Obama administration is trying to quiet talk about so-called “death panels” after The New York Times reported Sunday that a new Medicare regulation includes incentives for end-of-life-care planning.  

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.

However, an administration spokesman said the regulation, which is less specific than the reform law's draft language, is actually a continuation of a policy enacted under former President George W. Bush.

"The only thing new here is a regulation allowing the discussions … to happen in the context of the new annual wellness visit created by [healthcare reform]," Obama spokesman Reid Cherlin told The Wall Street Journal.

In 2003, Medicare added a consultation visit for seniors new to the program, according to the Journal. Another 2008 law, enacted under Bush, said the visit can include “end-of-life” planning discussions.

Sarah Palin, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2012, sparked controversy last summer when she said the reform law's end-of-life provision would create “death panels,” in which “government bureaucrats” would decide who receives care. President Obama countered the claim by saying his administration didn’t want to “pull the plug on grandma."