"The left won't admit that Sarah Palin had a point about rationed care," the gargantuan fleshbomb huffs. That's because she didn't. Palin imagined some sinister government star chamber deciding whether her stupid parents lived or died.
But as McKissick himself admits, that is not the case: "Mecidare will now pay for voluntary end-of-life counseling as part of seniors' annual physicals." In other words, if a patient seeks advice about continuing treatment in the end stages of a terminal illness, Medicare will treat it like any other consultation and reimburse the doctor for the visit. That's it.
This reimbursement was included in the original health insurance reform bill, but Democrats pussied out and stripped it when Palin's lie was amplified by the Teabag Noise Machine. The Obama administration has included it by regulation. They used legal executive authority to undo damage caused by an undemocratic campaign of fear-mongering lies.
And another thing, Fatty: It's called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Keep using Frank Luntz's obfuscatory, divisive nickname for it and I'll slap the Cinnabon out of your mouth.