Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Section 1233 Health Care Bill

Section 1233 of H.R. 3200 can be found on page 425 of the health care bill. Section 1233 is titled "Advance Care Planning Consultation." Under the legislation, Medicare would finance end-of-life counseling sessions with a professional. Some who object to the health care bill interpret it to mean that all seniors must undergo mandatory end-of-life counseling. According to LifeNews.com, some believe it "opens the door to physicians pushing euthanasia or withdrawal of lifesaving medical treatment, or even basic food and water."

If anyone wants to actually READ IT themselves, the full text of the H.R. 3200 can be found here:


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