Enter the Obama health care plan which no one has read - Section 1233 would mandate that a doctor sit down with all patients over 65 years of age to talk about end of life issues and the doctor would be compensated. The idea is to encourage people to sign Living Wills or enter hospice, rather than getting expensive treatment. Since hospice only provides pain relief, everyone saves money. In states where physician-assisted suicide is legal, end of life talks would include assisted-suicide, the cheapest option of all. Could all of this be setting us up for a Supreme Court Roe v. Wade on euthanasia?
All of this is being proposed in the name of compassion. The lawmakers don't like the thought that dying people suffer. The also don't like the idea that a 90 year old with cancer takes a government Handy Van to chemotherapy. It's more compassionate to offer another option, perhaps Governor Lamm's option.
Under Section 1233 in the health care plan, there is a mandated advanced care consultation for senior citizens. The government will instruct and consult regarding Advanced Directives, Living Wills and Durable Power of Attorney, and provide a list of end of life resources that will guide you in how to shorten your life.
Page 427 and 428 specifies training for health care professionals who would be responsible for signing orders for life sustaining treatments, nutrition and hydration, and for the goals and use of those orders. The bill states the government will specify which doctor can write an end of life order.
Also included in the bill, will be mandated school based health clinics that will be integrated into the school environment. Birth control will be dispensed without parental consent or consultation. Children will have access to abortion, Plan B, oral contraceptives and barrier method contraceptives without their parent's knowledge.