Doctors Providing End-Of-Life Counseling See Benefit In Current Controversy

Kaiser Health News reports on a House provision buried deep within its sweeping health reform bill, saying it may "appear innocuous" but has "ignited a firestorm among critics predicting government-sponsored euthanasia. The controversy, over proposed Medicare funding of end-of-life counseling, has come to epitomize some of people’s deepest fears about the government’s role in health care" (Marcy, 8/14).

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