End-of-Life Counseling Had Bipartisan Support

One of the most heated flash points in this year's health care debate — permitting Medicare to pay for end-of-life counseling — started out as a rare example of congressional bipartisanship. The measure, contained in a House bill to overhaul health care, has been criticized by former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, a Republican, and others as laying the groundwork for a "death panel" that would push frail Americans into early graves. However, the provision had been a separate bill with Democratic...Full Story
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