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‘Death panels’ return to health care discussion

Catholic World News - December 28, 2010

By regulatory fiat, the Obama administration has decided that annual discussions of end-of-life care are a reimbursable wellness benefit under Medicare. A 2009 legislative proposal that would have provided reimbursement for such discussions every five years touched off a firestorm of controversy over whether these discussions would encourage euthanasia.

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  • Posted by: rdennehy8049 - Dec. 29, 2010 5:41 AM ET USA

    I pray that God can forgive our leaders, from President to the lowest civil authority, when they forget to do His will. Past history recounts how societies have failed. Will America be next? What are we leaving our children and grandchildren?

  • Posted by: rpp - Dec. 28, 2010 4:53 PM ET USA

    Does anyone seriously think that the principal thrust of the current US political leadership is not to cull the week and "unproductive" from society? The only way they can balance the budget and make Social Security and Medicare work is to simply reduce the roles by denying life-saving care? This is chilling.

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