by Barbara Sowell
The Healthcare Bill, HR 3200, "The Affordable Healthcare Choices Act of 2009, is a monster bill that few people will read in its entirety. But if you just read pages 425-430, that will be enough to send you flying the the closest Town Hall or "listening” tour with your elected Congressional officials.
Here's a summary of pages 425-430 from NewsBlarg.com
You will no longer get to decide how you'll live out the end your life.
All people enrolled in Medicare will have a mandatory counseling session with an Advance Care Planning Consultant every five years to manage your last few years on this earth (p. 424-425, section 1233).
If your health changes – for example, you're diagnosed with a disease or some other chronic condition – you'll be required to have more frequent meetings (p. 428, section 1233, lines 17-25).
During these sessions, you'll receive instruction and consultation concerning living wills and durable powers of attorney (p. 425, section 1233, lines 7-9).
You'll also be given an approved list of resources to help guide you to the end of your life (p. 425, section 1233, lines 12-23).
But you get more than just well-meaning advice …
The government will also get a say on how your life ends (p. 427-428, section 1233) – and the advance care consultation may even include an order for end of life plans (p. 429, section 1233, lines 1-3).
And – in the biggest step toward euthanasia our Country has ever made - the government will decide what level of treatment you are entitled to at the end of your life (p. 430, section 1233, lines 4-17).
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