Doctors see benefit in end-of-life controversy

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    Doctors see benefit in end-of-life controversy - Health care- msnbc.com

    <Del will be so proud>

    So, the GOP protesters (Sarah Palin, Grassley) think they know better than the doctors? Isn't that precisely what so many people find wrong with the insurance companies?
     
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    And don't these folks CLAIM to want government out of the process so families and doctors can make those choices together?

    Darn - that's just what they've got in this bill.

    So what are they whining about again?
     
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    I honestly don't have a clue. This portion of the legislation would have allowed people to have more choices.....why is that a bad thing to the GOP?
     
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    Isn't there a provision that Doctors will be paid extra for giving this council?
     
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    Not at all. It simply states that this new healthcare platform will pay for a session once every 5 years.
     
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    When you think about it, it is funny how the arguments have changed sides here.

    For decades liberals have screamed that the government should stay out of their bodies/womb/bedrooms. Now, they are begging for the government to take control of their health care. During those same decades conservatives have been demanding that the government do something to stop a woman's so-called right to kill her baby and now they are demanding that the government get out of our life choices. /shrug

    Go figure!

    Immie
     
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    No, it says that they will be paid extra for giving this.

    Don't recall exactly where i saw it, but I did see it.

    Which leads me to the conclusion that of course they like it, it means more money for them.
     
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    And when their fees are slashed by government bean counters they will be needing every dime they can get.

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    This is all a moot point anyway. They killed the provision.
     
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    Wherever you saw it, they were lying to you. Read the bill, its fairly clear.

    Moot point anyway, since it's been taken out of the most recent update of the bill.
     

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