Death Panels are back, so, just like Joe Wilson’s impolite and impolitic outburst (You Lie!), she was right.
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – They’re back. The provisions on advanced-planning directives labeled “death panels” by concerned observers have re-emerged in the final version of the US House of Representatives health-care reform bill. Moreover, the bill also lacks protective language that would prevent reimbursement of physicians counseling assisted suicide as a legitimate “end-of-life” option in states like Washington and Oregon.
Section 240 of H.R. 3962 “Affordable Health Care for America Act” requires insurance companies offering a “qualified health benefits plan” on the health insurance exchange to provide information related to “end-of-life planning” to enrolled individuals.
Let’s step back from the heated “framing” words like Death Panels (no matter how brilliant). Can some well-meaning liberal reading this post please give me a good reason why a) the government has any business “mandating” this, and b) why on earth anyone needs this type of counsel?