Here is the original article of charles krauthammer in the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/30/AR2010123004409.html
Most people don’t remember Obamacare’s notorious Section 1233, mandating government payments for end-of-life counseling. It aroused so much anxiety as a possible first slippery step on the road to state-mandated late-life rationing that the Senate never included it in the final health-care law.
Well, it’s back – by administrative fiat. A month ago, Medicare issued a regulation providing for end-of-life counseling during annual “wellness” visits. It was all nicely buried amid the simultaneous release of hundreds of new Medicare rules.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), author of Section 1233, was delighted. “Mr. Blumenauer’s office celebrated ‘a quiet victory,’ but urged supporters not to crow about it,” reports the New York Times. Deathly quiet. In early November, his office sent an e-mail plea to supporters: “We would ask that you not broadcast this accomplishment out to any of your lists . . . e-mails can too easily be forwarded.” They had been lucky that “thus far, it seems that no press or blogs have discovered it. . . . The longer this [regulation] goes unnoticed, the better our chances of keeping it.”
So much for the Democrats’ transparency – and for their repeated claim that the more people learn what is in the health-care law, the more they will like it. Turns out ignorance is the Democrats’ best hope.
Man in his 60′ was treated in Sept. 2009 for urinary tract infection. In March 2010 her returned with foreskin irritation which was diagnosed as inflammation. With no relief after three weeks with prescribed treatment he was instructed to seek further medical help at the local hospital. The first appointment available at the hospital was FIVE MONTHS LATER. By then he was diagnosed with penis cancer and his penis had to be removed. Read the original article here. http://www.thelocal.se/31130/20101229/
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