Medicare physicians could be paid for ‘End of Life’ chats


This may seem an unimportant topic. But it is. The death panels rise again. Even though Congress pushed back against it. Time and again. But this administration will not be dissuaded. First let me remind you of an earlier post:

From: Kidney Patients being told to accept death and forgo dialysis

As they calmly say:

“It was meant to keep young and middle-aged people alive and productive”.

So of course if you are no longer productive, you are really of no use to the Progressive Society. So here tis a piece from the NY Times including the header.

Asking Kidney Patients to Forgo a Free Lifeline

Kidney specialists are pushing doctors to be more forthright with elderly people who have other serious medical conditions, to tell the patients that even though they are entitled to dialysis, they may want to decline such treatment and enter a hospice instead. In the end, it is always the patient’s choice. But for how much longer?

One idea, promoted by leading specialists, is to change the way doctors refer to the decision to forgo dialysis. Instead of saying that a patient is withdrawing from dialysis or agreeing not to start it, these specialists say the patient has chosen “medical management without dialysis.”“That is the preferred term,” said Nancy Armistead, executive director of theMid-Atlantic Renal Coalition, a Medicare contractor that collects data and patient grievances.

Of all the terrible chronic diseases, only one —end-stage kidney disease — gets special treatment by the federal government. A law passed by Congress 39 years ago provides nearly free care to almost all patients whose kidneys have failed, regardless of their age or ability to pay.

But the law has had unintended consequences, kidney experts say. It was meant to keep young and middle-aged people alive and productive. Instead, many of the patients who take advantage of the law are old and have other medical problems, often suffering through dialysis as a replacement for their failed kidneys but not living long because the other chronic diseases kill them. Full story:New York Times

Now that Obama is in his waning days, it is full throttle ahead.

The Obama administration is considering new rules that would pay Medicare doctors to discuss end-of-life options for their patients, reviving an issue that has historically caused an uproar from the GOP.

A provision to compensate doctors for these consultations was included in early versions of ObamaCare but had been withheld after then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) claimed that “death panels” would deprive seniors of healthcare.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) tried again in 2010, but was forced to roll back its plans because of political pressure. tHE hILL

Recall this little number from the architect of Obamacare?

Embattled MIT professor Jonathan Gruber has not only gotten in trouble for bragging about helping President Obama put one over on the American people with Obamacare, he’s also been uncovered as an abortion advocate—but not a run-of-the-mill advocate of “women’s rights.”

No, Gruber’s abortion advocacy is of a particularly pungent eugenics variety. He’s on record repeatedly making the case from social science that abortion is a “social good” because it reduces the number of “marginal children,” by which he means urban poor—those he says can be counted on to commit crimes if they were ever born.

Gruber co-authored a paper during the Clinton years which argued that legal abortion had saved the U.S. taxpayer upwards of $14 billion in welfare benefits and that it also lowered crime.

Keep reading…

Here in the clip, Gruber is questioned as to whether older folks as similar to abortion candidates.

21 Responses to “Medicare physicians could be paid for ‘End of Life’ chats”

  1. My Article Read (7-14-2015) | My Daily Musing Says:

    […] Medicare physicians could be paid for ‘End of Life’ chats […]

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  2. the unit Says:

    I read about evidenced based medical practice. Patient not to be readmitted to hospital within 30 days of previous discharge. So if “chat” doesn’t provide the desired result..no pay. No smiley here, just lol.

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  3. silverfiddle Says:

    Progressives are enamored of Final Solutions.

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  4. Mustang Says:

    If the Democommies have no reluctance murdering the tiniest of us all, what makes anyone think that they’ll hesitate to murdering old folks, particularly registered Republicans. Now it makes sense that Obama Care is administered through the IRS.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      And we know the IRS and their love of Conservatives. Why is it so few seem to be able to connect the dots? Obama will really start bearing down now that the end of his term is in sight.

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  5. Steve Dennis Says:

    The death panels are back and you are right; because this is Obama’s last hurrah he can be more “flexible” and push through the more radical aspects of his agenda. Gruber’s comments are disgusting and didn’t Zeke Emanuel also have some radical comments about healthcare at one time? We are being led by a group of people with whom Margret Sanger would be proud.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      You nailed it. They will be coming full bore. I have the clip of Zeke, and it is indeed beyond the beyond.

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  6. the unit Says:

    I had chat with my doc a few years ago. It wasn’t government mandated though. Just part of check up visit. It was before Obamacare. Still probably early part of a progressive plan. I probably would have resented if by some young whippersnapper doctor. But my doc 84 now, ten years older than me.
    I decided to sign a form expressing my wishes should I be determined by two physicians to be terminal in my condition. And that was…”let me fly away.” But never considered physicians would be government agents!
    Still, grandmother in nursing home 20 years, mom 4. Not for me. I hope.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Before it is over, the Doctor will have little say. There will be an checklist.Just as proposed in my Bioethics class at Penn in the 1970’s..

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      • the unit Says:

        Yep, instructor Mr. Fenny at my college turned his ankle teaching Sociology presenting Aldous Huxley to the class in ’62. He was so excited, of course he been dead for years. Afraid not all his students. Lipstick on a liberal is still a liberal.

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  7. Laura Bernard Mielcarek Says:

    Of course the government should be in charge of deciding who is worthy of receiving life-sustaining medical treatment…

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    • the unit Says:

      Your /s, is understood. 🙂

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      • bunkerville Says:

        75 is a full life according to the government spokesperson

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      • the unit Says:

        Yep, and I think his parents are about 10 years over due. Thanks son, I give you power of attorney. 🙂

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    • bunkerville Says:

      There is always the pain pill Why should we want more?

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      • the unit Says:

        Not advocating drug dependency, but didn’t Dear Leader tell a woman to just give Grandma a pill? I guess he meant cyanide pill.

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  8. LadyRavenSDC Says:

    Reblogged this on LadyRaven's Whisky In A Jar – OH! and commented:
    Another of those subjects where if my outrage were allowed to rage I swear I could not function.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      They will kill us no less than one of those illegal aliens.

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  9. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again.

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      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.

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