Obama could not get it into the bill so he is putting it in the new Medicare reguations.
No wonder we are and will stay broke...... If you want a link just google it, you will get many.
New York Times:
When a proposal to encourage end-of-life planning touched off a political storm over "death panels," Democrats dropped it from legislation to overhaul the health care system. But the Obama administration will achieve the same goal by regulation, starting Jan. 1.
Under the new policy, outlined in a Medicare regulation, the government will pay doctors who advise patients on options for end-of-life care, which may include advance directives to forgo aggressive life-sustaining treatment.
Answer by May-20 at 1:29 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 11:44 AM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by UpSheRises at 11:10 AM on Dec. 27, 2010
Do Drs get paid for all other types of care and counseling (pre- natal, pre-surgical, rehabilitation, post-op)? If so, then this educational time should also be covered. Death is part of the life cycle; everyone will die. Sometimes, allowing death is the most compassionate, humane and appropriate treatment for a patient. All patients should have clear and concise advanced health care directives in place-
Answer by Sisteract at 11:27 AM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 11:51 AM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by Rnurse at 11:42 AM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by UpSheRises at 11:20 AM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:23 AM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by UpSheRises at 12:04 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by UpSheRises at 12:07 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
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