Death Panels Back

Death Panels Back

“Six years after end-of-life planning nearly derailed development of the Affordable Care Act amid charges of “death panels,” the Obama administration has revived a proposal to reimburse physicians for talking with their Medicare patients about how patients want to be cared for as they near death.” There has been a growing consensus that better end-of-life planning is needed in the Medicare system. Medicare provides care to over 50 million elderly Americans and that number is projected to grow as baby boomers approach retirement.

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