SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION. 6 (a) MEDICARE. 7 (1) IN GENERAL.Section 1861 of the Social 8 Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x) is amended 9 (A) in subsection (s)(2) 10 (i) by striking and at the end of 11 subparagraph (DD); 12 (ii) by adding and at the end of 13 subparagraph (EE); and 14 (iii) by adding at the end the fol15 lowing new subparagraph: 16 (FF) advance care planning consultation (as 17 defined in subsection (hhh)(1));; and 18 (B) by adding at the end the following new 19 subsection: 20 Advance Care Planning Consultation 21 (hhh)(1) Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), the 22 term advance care planning consultation means a con 23sultation between the individual and a practitioner de 24scribed in paragraph (2) regarding advance care planning, 25 if, subject to paragraph (3), the individual involved has 1 not had such a consultation within the last 5 years. Such 2 consultation shall include the following: 3 (A) An explanation by the practitioner of ad4 vance care planning, including key questions and 5 considerations, important steps, and suggested peo6 ple to talk to. 7 (B) An explanation by the practitioner of ad8 vance directives, including living wills and durable 9 powers of attorney, and their uses. 10 (C) An explanation by the practitioner of the 11 role and responsibilities of a health care proxy. 12 (D) The provision by the practitioner of a list 13 of national and State-specific resources to assist con 14sumers and their families with advance care plan 15ning, including the national toll-free hotline, the ad 16vance care planning clearinghouses, and State legal 17 service organizations (including those funded 18 through the Older Americans Act of 1965). 19 (E) An explanation by the practitioner of the 20 continuum of end-of-life services and supports avail 21able, including palliative care and hospice, and bene 22 fits for such services and supports that are available 23 under this title. http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h3200ih.txt.pdf This section of the House bill deals with Advance planning and basically says to Seniors that rather than provide medical care , under the bill those under Medicare are entitled to consultation and other services. , basically just go ahead and die!! It's this sort of thing that is buried deep in the bill that people in their zeal for personal comfort would willingly hand over to the Govt.