Is the Government Going to Euthanize your Grandmother?

An Interview With Sen. Johnny Isakson

Sarah Palin's belief that the House health-care reform bill would create "death panels" might be particularly extreme, but she's hardly the only person to wildly misunderstand the section of the bill ordering Medicare to cover voluntary end-of-life counseling sessions between doctors and their patients. Full Story »

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by John Hopkins - Aug. 13, 2009

Excellent reporting! He dug to the bottom of the controversy, using an authoritative source who cannot be accused of being an Obama partisan.

As the oldest of my siblings, I had to lead an agonizing conference as we decided whether to pursue our mother's wishes or her doctor's conflicting recommendation for extraordinary medical procedures. Counseling while Mom was still healthy, and a directive to guide us all, would have been kinder to everyone -- especially her. It saddens and angers me to see the fear-mongering by Palin and Grassley.

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