No Obamacare Death Panels Eh? An ObamaCare Surprise, They Begin Jan 1 … Obama added regulation-writing process without telling anybody
So America, you thought that the “end-of-life” care language was dropped from ObamaCare? If you said yes, you would be wrong. Obama and Democrats claimed that it had been dropped because of the outrage from the people. However, like most everything these people do, they snaked it in under the cloak of darkness through the regulation-writing process without telling anybody.
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.
There is no way that government should be involved in any way, what so ever in the life and death decisions of an individual when it comes to health care. It behooves the government financially if people die sooner, thus not having to pay for the health care costs associated with medical conditions at the end of life.
The underhanded sneakiness of Barack Obama, adding this back in, by regulation, after such a large public outcry against it, should be surprising, but it isn’t given that he and the Democratically controlled Congress all passed Obamacare against the opposition of the majority of Americans to begin with, shows that Obama does not care one iota for the public’s opinion and will force his agenda down American’s throats as long as he can get away with it.
Obama cares not what the people think and will do anything to push his Leftist agenda. If his lips are moving, do not trust this man, 2012 cannot come fast enough.