Mandatory counseling for seniors every 5 years

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    Or more if they are sick is written into healthcare legislation?

    *I heard it on Rush's show today*

    Gee, I didn't know our seniors were so screwed up they would require counseling.

    I guess this is another stimultation of sorts (not of the physical kind LOL) that Obama has promised. It will create tons more jobs alright, government jobs.
     
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    The counseling is for them to discuss their wishes, should they become unresponsive .. as in a living will etc.
    William Kristol and others have suggested that it has something to do with euthanasia .. Kristol will stoop to anything. I couldn't be euthanized by law, even if I asked for it.
     
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    Section 1233 of HR 3200

    It's requires doctors to sign that they've gone over 'dying with dignity' with the patient. Read the section closely and you'll see where they are going and what they are leaving 'open.'

    Anyone who's 'known' me for the years on the boards, knows that both of my parents lived into their 80's. While they were in their 60's and 70's they gave my brother and I 'medical power of attorney.' For both of them, there came a time that as a family we decided when a 'DNR' order would be given-my dad made the decision for my mom; My dad and us made it for him.

    I'm certainly not against anyone making these decisions for themselves or family members, but it should be 'informed', not because of a certain age.

    Text of H.R.3200 as Introduced in House:... OpenCongress

    Start at my link to 1233 and scroll down.
     
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    Isn't that what families are for? Isn't that what planning for your senior years currently entails under personal responsibility?
     
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    Will do as soon as page unlocks for me :lol: It's my puter causing hangup
     
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    Which is fine, if they HAVE families. Not everyone does, and those that don't likely need all the help they can get.

    What SHOULD be mandatory, is a friggen road test every year after the age of 60. :mad:
     
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    If true, a double edged sword. On one hand it's forcing them to spend more money that we really don't have, on the other it may make their lives a little better.
     
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    Ok, so doctors', health care professionals will not only address health care issues but legal ones as well?

    Thus I stand by my previous post: Isn't that a part of senior planning anyway? Now it'll be government enforced? Geez louise.
     
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    It's sad to see people still cling to this morally backwards concept. Even if a majority do have family, most are no longer in contact with them and a stranger would make as good a decision on their care, family rarely cares about the wishes of their members, they almost always care only for their own personal gain in the venture.
     
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    SHOULD be mandatory? I'm sorry but this is treating those of senior citizen age as dotty idiots who can't take care of themselves. Ridiculous.
     

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