In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the latest attempt by the Obama administration to foist “end-of-life counseling” on vulnerable seniors:
Remember the controversial provision of Obamacare that would have paid physicians extra money to provide “end-of-life counseling” to seniors whose conditions required expensive medical care? That feature of “reform” caused such a public outcry that the Democrats had to drop it from the final legislation … Well, they’re at it again.
The NYT reports, “Medicare may begin covering end-of-life discussions … if it approves a recent request from the American Medical Association.”
What we have is an alleged physician association with a transparent conflict of interest providing a convenient pretext for an administration that has long wanted to ration health care to the elderly. And that, if it’s not obvious, is where all this is going.
President Obama and his CMS minions believe they can control Medicare spending by denying health care to the most vulnerable of our citizens.
To read the rest of the column, click here.