PolitiFact | McCaughey claims end-of-life counseling will be required for Medicare patients The Statement: The health care reform bill "would make it mandatory -- absolutely require -- that every five years people in Medicare have a required counseling session that will tell them how to end their life sooner." The Ruling: Pants on Fire Well look at that, that whole myth that this new Health Care Reform is going to force Seniors to die or that they will be advised to die is a myth! Who knew, such partisan statements were lies! Look at that, a valuable voluntary thing that Medicare will pay for. How shameful! In other words, Myth *stamps* Busted.