Wednesday, September 16, 2009
President Bush's "Death Panels"
In 2003 President Bush signed into law an expansion of Medicare which included the same end of life counseling that the Democrats are proposing to make optional in the new health care reform bill. So, in all fairness we would have to consider that the first death panel. Somehow, in 2003, no one seemed to mind this counseling and it was never termed a “death panel”.