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Health Care Bill Page 425 - The TruthMonday July 27, 20091.

Text of hysterical rumor: On page 425 it says in black and white that EVERYONE on Social Security, (will include all Senior Citizens and SSI people) will go to MANDATORY counseling every 5 years to learn and to choose from ways to end your suffering (and your life).

Health care will be denied based on age.

500 Billion will be cut from Seniors healthcare.

The only way for that to happen is to drastically cut health care, the oldest and the sickest will be cut first.

Paying for your own care will not be an option.

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Text of the actual bill, which, as far as I can tell after wading through several pages of legalese, merely stipulates that Medicare will pay for — not mandate — voluntary advance care planning consultations between individuals and physicians every five years, during which the entire spectrum of end-of-life options can be discussed and explained so said individuals can knowledgeably choose their own treatment preferences in advance: SEC.

1233.

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION.

(a) MEDICARE.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Section 1861 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.

1395x) is amended— (A) in subsection (s)(2)— (i) by striking "and" at the end of subparagraph (DD); (ii) by adding "and" at the end of subparagraph (EE); and (iii) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph: "(FF) advance care planning consultation (as defined in subsection (hhh)(1));"; and (B) by adding at the end the following new subsection: "Advance Care Planning Consultation "(hhh)(1) Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), the term ‘advance care planning consultationÂ' means a con8 sultation between the individual and a practitioner de9 scribed in paragraph (2) regarding advance care planning, if, subject to paragraph (3), the individual involved has not had such a consultation within the last 5 years.

Such consultation shall include the following: "(A) An explanation by the practitioner of ad14 vance care planning, including key questions and considerations, important steps, and suggested peo16 ple to talk to.

"(B) An explanation by the practitioner of ad18 vance directives, including living wills and durable powers of attorney, and their uses.

"(C) An explanation by the practitioner of the role and responsibilities of a health care proxy.

"(D) The provision by the practitioner of a list of national and State-specific resources to assist consumers and their families with advance care planning, including the national toll-free hotline, the advance care planning clearinghouses, and State legalservice organizations (including those funded through the Older Americans Act of 1965).

"(E) An explanation by the practitioner of the continuum of end-of-life services and supports available, including palliative care and hospice, and benefits for such services and supports that are available under this title.

"(F)(i) Subject to clause (ii), an explanation of orders regarding life sustaining treatment or similar orders, which shall include— "(I) the reasons why the development of such an order is beneficial to the individual and the individualÂ's family and the reasons why such an order should be updated periodically as the health of the individual changes; "(II) the information needed for an individual or legal surrogate to make informed deci19 sions regarding the completion of such an order; and "(III) the identification of resources that an individual may use to determine the requirements of the State in which such individual resides so that the treatment wishes of that individual will be carried out if the individual is un-able to communicate those wishes, including requirements regarding the designation of a surrogate decisionmaker (also known as a healthcare proxy).

Read more: Full text of the health care bill in its current revisionComments (1)See All PostsPrevLeave a CommentCommentsJuly 27, 2009 at 6:48 pm(1) reality doesn't exist for some of us says:My girlfriend received this today and being the good little repub she is brought it up as soon as she got home to me… her progressive atheist I swatted that meme down with a quickness.Leave a CommentLeave a Comment NameEmail (never displayed)URLYour CommentLine and paragraph breaks are automatic.

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