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Obama’s Death Panel

August 9, 2009

I know there are a lot of concerned citizens who have read the entire healthcare reform bill ( no democrat has, though) and are furious with what ex-Governor Sarah Palin refers to as the Obama Death Panel. Yep, this is where Congress has actually given the President the powers necessary to order the execution of all Americans on their 65th birthday.

It took a hell of a lot of work, but I found the provision, and read through it. Please see Subtitle C – Miscellaneous Improvements, which begins on page 420. Please go to Section 1233, Advanced Care Planning Consultation, which starts on page 424 and goes to page 434. Here’s the link to the actual bill. Sorry, I couldn’t just copy-and-paste all ten pages here.

I searched it high and low to find the Obama Death Panel Clause. Unfortunately, I failed. All I read was how doctors would get reimbursed for giving End of Life Consultations, which most do without pay currently. The AMA thought doctors should get paid for their services, and Congress acquiesced…

Big mistake.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Vincent permalink
    August 11, 2009 11:29 am

    Hello Kurt,
    Great snarky wit you have there. Too bad you aren’t on our side though, you seem to be a sharp guy.
    Looking forward to reading more of your commentary, even if it’s close to 180 out from my own views.

  2. rightexposure permalink
    August 15, 2009 10:19 pm

    I did the same thing you did – Kurt. Wayyyy…too many pages for most people to wade through. But, I’ll be damned if I could find anything that would pull the plug on Grandma.

    Good post.

  3. August 16, 2009 1:06 am

    Thanks. It’s good to know that some people still believe in checking out the facts before leaping to ridiculous conclusions.

  4. August 16, 2009 4:03 pm

    Kurt – thanks for the link. Love your snarky writing. 😆

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