Remember the 2003 Medicare prescription drug bill, the one that passed with the votes of 204 GOP House members and 42 GOP Senators? Anyone want to guess what it provided funding for? Did you say counseling for end-of-life issues and care? Ding ding ding!!
Let's go to the bill text, shall we? "The covered services are: evaluating the beneficiary's need for pain and symptom management, including the individual's need for hospice care; counseling the beneficiary with respect to end-of-life issues and care options, and advising the beneficiary regarding advanced care planning." The only difference between the 2003 provision and the infamous Section 1233 that threatens the very future and moral sanctity of the Republic is that the first applied only to terminally ill patients.
Oh, and guess who voted "yea": Senator Grassley!
PS: "Ditto" simply means, more hypocrisy. . . .
For earlier articles on death-panel hypocrisy, see:
Sarah Palin Sponsored "Euthanasia Day" as Alaska Governor
Dumb and Dumber on Death and Dying
Today's Shameless Hypocrite Award Winner: Senator Charles Grassley