Palin: Senior Citizens Will Be Pressured to Die
Probably because her first statement about “death panels” was such a resounding political success, Sarah Palin is doubling down on the euthanasia card in her latest post at Facebook: Sarah Palin Notes.
These consultations are authorized whenever a Medicare recipient’s health changes significantly or when they enter a nursing home, and they are part of a bill whose stated purpose is “to reduce the growth in health care spending.”  Is it any wonder that senior citizens might view such consultations as attempts to convince them to help reduce health care costs by accepting minimal end-of-life care?
I think I need some more ibuprofen. I’m getting a distortion headache, with fear-mongering sinus infection.
UPDATE at 8/13/09 12:30:09 pm:
A great disaster has been averted; there will be no Euthanasia Death Panels in the United States. Whew. That was close.
Now the bill won’t provide any end of life counseling at all! Hooray! Victory! Oh… wait.