Here's a sampling of what they are telling people about "end-of-life" issues.
And when one reads the language that conservative appear to be referencing within the bill, they aren't even marginally close to making a semi-valid point. It's rand fabrication and lies from the moment they open their mouths. Take a look.
Igor Volsky at The Wonk Room breaks it down:
To substantiate their claims, conservatives point to SEC. 1233 of the House Tri Committee bill, a section titled “ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION.” But while the language allows Medicare to reimburse providers for consulting with patients about end-of-life issues, nothing in the section mandates a consultation. On page 429, the bill specifically states that seniors “may” consult with medical professionals — not government bureaucrats.
No mention of a 5 year visit from someone representing the Federal Government. No mention of mandating anything.
Naturally, one would expect the particular language within a bill would be spun in one direction or the other ( dependant upon who wants to make what point ) but this is creating an issue that simply is not there.
End-of-life care is very important and personal. Lest we forget, the Right made quite the issue out of Terri Schiavo.