Look folks, this is an easy rumor to dispel. No one in Congress is promoting legislation that would allow or lead to government euthanization of older adults. It’s a gross distortion of a completely sensible provision to provide Medicare coverage for patients to sit down with their doctors (not government agents!) and discuss what kind of end-of-life care they want.
Here’s my take:
*UPDATE* The “Crazy” euthanasia debate was front and center on most Sunday morning news programs yesterday. Josh Marshall’s TalkingPointsMemo.com created this great Sunday Show Roundup highlighting the debate: