A lot of time has been spent by Republicans and "small" Gov't supporters to misrepresent this section of the healthcare reform bill, HR3200.
What that means is that the leaders of the extremist rhetoric cannot be trusted. Those leaders came from the Republican party, Conservatives, and other "Small gov't" advocates.
It does not mean that HR3200 is a good bill, or the best bill available. I think HR676 is much better, and I have called Congress to tell them so, because there are wait times in America for insured working people. (202) 224-3121
But I will not conclude "The Republicans lied so now I will trust and support HR3200". It is not good enough.
Anyone who wants to discuss whether or not Medicare should pay a Doctor for his "end of life" expertise is welcome to do so. I think it probably needs to be done more often than every five years if you are over eighty. I understand that some of you want Gov't out of medicine completely and seek to end Medicare for seniors and certainly do not want to expand it to all Americans as I do.
I am sure some of you would like to discuss whether or not Medicare should pay Doctors for this "end of life" discussion time.
Right now this seems like pretty small potatos.