Thursday, August 13, 2009

No Death Panels, But Illegals Still Covered

The Senate finance committee has bowed to the pressure and dropped the death panel provisions from the bill. Here is the statement that raises new questions about the President's credibility on the bill:
“On the Finance Committee, we are working very hard to avoid unintended consequences by methodically working through the complexities of all of these issues and policy options,” Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said in a statement. “We dropped end-of-life provisions from consideration entirely because of the way they could be misinterpreted and implemented incorrectly.”…

“The bill passed by the House committees is so poorly cobbled together that it will have all kinds of unintended consequences, including making taxpayers fund healthcare subsidies for illegal immigrants,” Grassley said. The veteran Iowa lawmaker said the end-of-life provision in those bills would pay physicians to “advise patients about end-of-life care and rate physician quality of care based on the creation of and adherence to orders for end-of-life care.
Didn't Mr. Obama assure us that illegal aliens were definitely NOT covered?

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