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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 05:24 PM
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Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth
Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth
Monday July 27, 2009

1. Text of hysterical rumor:

On Page 425 of Obama's health care bill, the Federal Government will require EVERYONE who is on Social Security to undergo a counseling session every 5 years with the objective being that they will explain to them just how to end their own life earlier. Yes... They are going to push SUICIDE to cut Medicare spending!!! And no, I am NOT KIDDING YOU! So those of you who voted for Obama have now put yourself and your own parents in dire straights... Congratulations!

2. Text of pp. 425-430 (Section 1233) of the actual health care bill (House Bill 3200), which, as far as I can tell after wading through several pages of legalese, merely amends Title 18 of the Social Security Act to stipulate that Medicare will pay for not mandate "advance care planning consultations" between individuals and physicians every five years, during which a spectrum of end-of-life options can be explained and discussed so said individuals can knowledgeably choose their own treatment preferences in advance:

http://urbanlegends.about.com/b/2009/07/27/health-care-...

Tons of comments worth looking at there.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 05:32 PM
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1. ...and the big difference... These consultations will be PAID FOR by the health care system!!!!!
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 06:12 PM
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2. And the provision came from a conservative, prolife, GOP Congresscritter.
But the nutcases don't want to know that, either.
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