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January 06, 2011

Obama Gets Caught Adding Death Panels Then Changes His Mind And Maybe Won't Use Them

U.S. Alters Rule on Paying for End-of-Life Planning

New York Times

The Obama administration, reversing course, will revise a Medicare regulation to delete references to end-of-life planning as part of the annual physical examinations covered under the new health care law, administration officials said Tuesday.

The move is an abrupt shift, coming just days after the new policy took effect on Jan. 1.

Many doctors and providers of hospice care had praised the regulation, which listed “advance care planning” as one of the services that could be offered in the “annual wellness visit” for Medicare beneficiaries.

While administration officials cited procedural reasons for changing the rule, it was clear that political concerns were also a factor. The renewed debate over advance care planning threatened to become a distraction to administration officials who were gearing up to defend the health law against attack by the new Republican majority in the House.


Wild Thing's comment........

Good! This was that awful addition in secret using emails and we all found out about it.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 6, 2011 01:45 AM


Let's just make the whole nonsense of obamacare gone.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at January 6, 2011 10:10 AM

Tom, Yess yess yesss I pray it will be gone and for good.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 6, 2011 11:30 PM