12/27/10

Obamacare "Death Panel" Clause Resurrected In New Medicare Regulation; Begins 1-1-11

End-of-Life Plan That Caused Stir Begins Jan 1, 2011

WASHINGTON — When a proposal to encourage end-of-life planning touched off a political storm over “death panels,” Democrats dropped it from legislation to overhaul the health care system. But the Obama administration will achieve the same goal by regulation, starting Jan. 1.
Under the new policy, outlined in a Medicare regulation, the government will pay doctors who advise patients on options for end-of-life care, which may include advance directives to forgo aggressive life-sustaining treatment.
The final version of the health care legislation, signed into law by President Obama in March, authorized Medicare coverage of yearly physical examinations, or wellness visits*. The new rule says Medicare will cover “voluntary advance care planning,” to discuss end-of-life treatment, as part of the annual visit.
Under the rule, doctors can provide information to patients on how to prepare an “advance directive,” stating how aggressively they wish to be treated if they are so sick that they cannot make health care decisions for themselves.
The proposal for Medicare coverage of advance care planning was omitted from the final health care bill because of the uproar over unsubstantiated claims that it would encourage euthanasia.
The new policy is included in a huge Medicare regulation setting payment rates for thousands of services including arthroscopy, mastectomy and X-rays.
For example, Dr. Silveira said, she might ask a person with heart disease, “If you have another heart attack and your heart stops beating, would you want us to try to restart it?” A patient dying of emphysema might be asked, “Do you want to go on a breathing machine for the rest of your life?” And, she said, a patient with incurable cancer might be asked, “When the time comes, do you want us to use technology to try and delay your death?”
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re: "discuss end-of-life...part of...annual visit"

Under the absurd euphemism of "advance care planning" medical professionals will in the next few days discover that their job descriptions have been altered by the Brave New World managers to include counseling people on their 'choice to die'. The point of no return has been passed. Proud foolish men have entered upon the sacred domain of the Lord God Almighty and taken unto themselves the issues of life and death [Psalms 68:20]. It cannot end well.

That it has come to this point is no surprise though when the driving force behind the madness is understood. The vast masses of people are viewed by the cabalist-globalists as little more than resources to be managed for their own benefit as they construct the new-order-of-the-ages wherein all of humanity shall be subdued under their totalitarian feet [see: Zionists]...or so they intend. Ridding themselves of those who are no longer 'useful' is purely a business decision in this demonic mindset
[see: Drucker/Agenda 21].

And, believe it or not, this department of the Brave New World is now open for business. Rev. 18:4
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*compare: New Obama Executive Order: Mandated "Lifestyle Behavior Modification" For Those Who "Do Not Exhibit Healthy Behavior" 6-13-10 "According to Sec. 5. of the Executive Order that details the President’s “National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy,” the Council will be charged with carrying out “lifestyle behavior modification” among American citizens that do not exhibit “healthy behavior.”"

see also: 'Euthanasia' Alive and Well in CA? 9-1-08 [follow links, connect dots]
update 1-5-11
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'But God shall wound the head of his enemies...' Psalms 68:21

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