Soon enough, Palin linked to the piece, stating that "the Veterans Administration encourages veterans to forego care as they make end-of-life decisions." And Fox News' Sean Hannity and RNC chair Michael Steele were calling it the equivalent of "death panels" for military veterans.
They failed to mention that the so-called "death book" contains the same advance-care planning required of all health care organizations under federal law, has been in use since 1997 and was developed with the input of interfaith ministers.
Now its the vets....What is up with that?
Answer by Carpy at 12:39 PM on Aug. 23, 2009
The simple fact that seems to escape you, is that the country has no money to fund a massive healthcare program. That is just the start of the issue. Medicare is being cut by billions and that won't be in the red tape that is a massive wasteful expense. It will be in care. So many things you just don't comprehend.
THAT is a valid argument to be debated! The government is out to KILL you is NOT. So why use THAT route?
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:40 PM on Aug. 23, 2009
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:43 PM on Aug. 23, 2009
Answer by DEpley at 12:43 PM on Aug. 23, 2009
I think that what these people, and others like them including us, are doing is not just looking at getting it passed and then going on to something else. They are actually looking down the road at the actual possible scenarios of use/misuse of the statue. You, and others, are trusting that everyone in the country will not abuse the "soft" language of some of the bill. Experience has taught us that there are people out there who will exploit any chink available. If there is ANY possibility anyone could turn the language into a "death panel", then any component which may allow someone to exploit that has to be examined and taken out. Fear of people who are unscrupulous far out weighs the language of a bill that is too large for any one group to read, digest, and understand enough to explain it to the masses. Let them go at it. It's healthy.
Answer by jesse123456 at 12:47 PM on Aug. 23, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 12:48 PM on Aug. 23, 2009
If there is ANY possibility anyone could turn the language into a "death panel",
NO, and Chuck Grassley has stated such today...
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:49 PM on Aug. 23, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 12:50 PM on Aug. 23, 2009
And so has the left, i.e. global warming comes to mind. Don't be a hypocrite.
That is hardly the same thing Carpy and you know it.
Answer by DEpley at 12:58 PM on Aug. 23, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 1:07 PM on Aug. 23, 2009