Lord, have mercy!
The short answer is YES. And so is the long answer from a so-called prolife State Senator:
“The bill, sponsored by Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering, would create the Medical Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST), giving instruction on whether a patient wants to be hospitalized, resuscitated or given comfort care.” ~ Columbus Dispatch
But the real answer is this: “Starting Jan. 1 the federal government will pay doctors who speak with Medicare patients about end-of-life care. The recent announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services impacts about 50 million beneficiaries of the government’s health-care program for the elderly and disabled.” ~ Columbus Dispatch
And, interestingly: “The decision has not had the backlash as a similar proposal included in President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul several years ago. It was subsequently stripped from the Affordable Care Act after complaints it would create ‘death panels‘.” ~ Columbus Dispatch
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