"Under the new policy, outlined in a Medicare regulation,
the government will pay doctors who advise patients on options for
end-of-life care, which may
include advance directives to forgo aggressive life-sustaining treatment."
This quote is from NY Times article 26/Dec/2010 entitled "Obama returns to end-of-life-plan:..."
Planning your death while calling it 'wellness' appointment:
'Several Democratic members of Congress, led by Representative
Earl Blumenauer of Oregon and Senator John D. Rockefeller IV of
West Virginia, had urged the administration to cover end-of-life
planning as a service offered under the Medicare wellness benefit.
A national organization of hospice care providers made the same recommendation."
In the news today: 8:35 AM 12/26/2010.
My comments as a Registered Nurse are:
!) I observed hos hospice works on several occasions. They withhold food and water even when the patient being killed is in a nursing home. and if that does not kill them fast enough, they start a morphine drip at a higher rate of morphine than is normal to cause respiratory arrest, and if that does not kill the person quick enough, they add drugs like potassium chloride in subtle overdoses to harm the heart's rhythym, and if that does not kill the person fast enough, they add thyroid medications to the chemical death-plan to make the heart race to cardiac arrest.
2) Then they put on their medical record that they died of 'natural causes' of 'heart attack' or tachycardia or cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest instead of ]the chemically-induced death of medical assassins that work for hospice.
I also know hospice is paid by Medicare in blocks of time--being paid for six months time to kill off the sick and handicapped and if they do that sooner, it's pure profit to the wicked. [ I reviewed medical records for Medicare and Medicaid years ago as Medical peer Reviewer and got my eyes opened to the trends in what is euphemistically labeled as health care by hospice and hospitals that do organ transplants and abortions.
this is a PROLIFE blog. Hospice is NOT prolife but an organization that actively and passively kills the sick. My intention is to expose what they do in as plain English as possible and also name the demonic democrats who sponsor it so that voters could kick them out of office or impeach them for crimes against the nation.
The title is selected to remind you that Obama takes a quarterly vacation* while telling the nation that the situation is so dire because of his plan to pay abortionists' that his quarterly vacations for the next years are in jeopardy and his new shift-the-money-from-those-who-paid-into-the-system-plan is the "end-of-life-kill-em-before-they-use-resources-plan' as discussed by NY times and me also.
Gloria Poole,RN; at home in Missouri; 8:52am;26/Dec/2010
* *ffotnote: Obama was a University President and they, like trained seals take quarterly 'breaks 'on the endowment's expense account when the students are between quarters. It is one of the reasons tuition is sky high--perqs to fat cat Presidents on expense accounts.