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Does she want to kill old people too?

a GOP Senator, Susan Collins, sponsored a virtually identical initiative this spring, before this became an anti-reform GOP talking point — and praised it as necessary to improving our health care system’s “care for patients at the end of their lives.”

This sharply undercuts the GOP and conservative claim — unless, of course, you believe Collins backed an initiative she thinks could lead to mass government extermination of the elderly. Though this talking point has been debunked multiple times, conservatives and GOP leaders like John Boehner continue to employ it with abandon.

On May 22nd, Senators Collins and Jay Rockefeller introduced the “Advance Planning and Compassionate Care Act,” according to a press release sent over by a source. The measure provides Medicare funding “for advance care planning so that patients can routinely talk to their physicians about their wishes for end-of-life care,” the

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 11:56 PM on Jul. 30, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • http://theplumline.whorunsgov.com/senate-republicans/gop-senator-undercuts-republican-claim-that-dem-health-care-bill-will-cause-government-euthanasia/
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:56 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • bow down

    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 11:58 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • tho older dems do not like this bill Thank you Utah! support theses brave dems who are opposing this whacko, we all owe them! pray to God for them and write them!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:01 AM on Jul. 31, 2009

  • Seriously. Did you write the question about forced abortions too? This sounds like the same scare tactic. Do you even know what you are talking about? If you read the article or even understand what you posted, she doesn't support elderly euthanasia. Your headlining question is inflammatory and misleading.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:05 AM on Jul. 31, 2009

  • Does someone need hooked on phonics to understand what she is reading?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:17 AM on Jul. 31, 2009

  • Our state just passed the right to assisted suicide law, so I'm sure that if Obamacare passes it won't be long before elderly patients will be urged to "do the right thing" and end their lives so as not to use the scarce medical resources that "could better be served if used on younger (more productive) people."
    pagan_mama

    Answer by pagan_mama at 12:30 AM on Jul. 31, 2009

  • Yes "here take the blue pill...do you realllly want to be a burden on your family?"
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:34 AM on Jul. 31, 2009

  • you seem to just be confusing them, sweets. hardly surprising.
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 12:37 AM on Jul. 31, 2009

  • Let's try for a Dummies version. This senator in question is GOP. Re-pub-li-can. She sponsored an IDENTICAL (=exactly like) concept to what republicans are now having a guinea over now that it's bandied about as a democrat's concept. Where. Was. The. Outcry. Last. Spring?

    roachiesmom

    Answer by roachiesmom at 12:50 AM on Jul. 31, 2009

  • tnmom..
    What a hypocrite you are ! Just the other day you were posting how bad the idea is and no asking question do you really want to be burden to your family?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:12 AM on Jul. 31, 2009

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