A post from Rick Sanchez on CNN that I found when looking for the video of his interview with a real asshole today on CNN – (the force behind the conservatives against health reform – amazing interview) – on same page –
Virginia Foxx. She’s a Republican representative from North Carolina.
This week on Capitol Hill, she used her time before her House colleagues to say that the GOP version of the debated national health care plan “is pro-life, because it will not put seniors in a position of being put to death by their government.”
You think that caused a stir? Oh, yes. Is it crazy talk? Well…
Believe it or not, the notion that Democratic plans for health care reform would result in elderly Americans being “put to death” is gaining credence in certain back-alleys of the blogosphere.
It’s a calculated distortion of Section 1233 of House Resolution 3200. That’s the official name of the Health Care Reform Act.
Want to read it for yourself? Scroll down a little bit.
Section 1233 proposes a new benefit for seniors: coverage for medical counseling concerning end-of-life planning.
If writing a living will, you could seek the advice of a healthcare professional and have that visit covered once every five years.
If you wanted.
And that’s it. That’s all.
We suggest you read it yourself and tell us what you think.
Click on TEXT OF LEGISLATION, and follow the links to Section 1233.
By the way, it has the backing of the AARP and the Consumers Union among others.
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I want to talk about the chaos engulfing those health care forums. The town hall meetings are a cornerstone of a plan to sell reform to the public over the upcoming congressional recess. Now, many of those planned events are being canceled. And you heard the accusation on my program that those disruptions are planned, funded, and scripted as part of a high-stakes corporate and political effort to kill reform of the nation’s health care system. That’s a serious accusation. This clip is my interview with Rick Scott. He’s the chairman of the group “Conservatives for Patients’ Rights”. I ask him some tough questions. Watch it. Leave me a comment. http://ricksanchez.blogs.cnn.com/ Who’s disrupting the meetings? 9:39