Video: Kirsten Powers says Bush 2008 veto of bill with end-of-life provision “not true”

posted at 3:00 pm on January 1, 2011 by SueZeeQ

Good stuff. When you tell a liberal the truth they recoil in disbelief.  Seriously.

Just watch Kirsten Powers and her disbelief  in this interview when the bomb is dropped about 6:00 in.  She’s so flustered when she finds out the truth that President Bush vetoed the 2008 bill with the end-of-life provision in it and it was the Democrat Congress that overrode the veto and forced it into law.


Here’s the transcript:

SCHLAPP: And government itself, let me tell you, the language here right, the language is different. They made the language worse, instead of doing this once every five years, now the Obama administration is allowing this to happen every year and actually reimbursing doctors to do it every year. So, that’s quite a slight of hand. And doesn’t government — aren’t they a little conflicted here? They have to find this huge health care savings for seniors at the same time they’ve become the counselors to seniors in their end of care decisions?

POWERS: Where was your outrage in 2008 when the Bush administration said that Medicare would reimburse end of life counseling?

SCHLAPP: It was a veto that was overridden by the Democrats. So, I give President Bush credit for vetoing that bill.

POWERS: No, it was a 2008 law. I mean, I don’t know what are talking about.

SCHLAPP: Yes, that became law over the president’s veto.

POWERS: No, that’s not true.

Yes it is true, Kirsten.  And you look foolish and lose more of your credibility for believing the false narrative and then trying to advance it on national TV.

Could you imagine if Sarah Palin made that mistake?

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No one is arguing that patients shouldn’t be consulted about end of life care. But Obamacare encourages this conversation to go on every year of the patients life by rewarding doctors with cash to have the conversation. This conversation does have to occur every year, and to do so does end up putting pressure on a patient to make decisions which may not be in their best interests. Look up Betsy McCaughey on this – she’s the most well-informed source for healthcare issues.

Buy Danish on January 1, 2011 at 5:50 PM

What really bothers me about this is…

My granddad is in assisted living because he was not able to live alone on the farm after grandma passed away. Relatives found food still in the fridge after it had expired weeks ago, that he planned on eating for lunch. He almost caught the house on fire after leaving a frozen meal in the microwave for 40 minutes. Finally they found that he was storing the loaded rifle from the barn in his living room, and mentioned suicide.

He cannot live on his own without assistance.

He has been much better since moving into assisted living, and relatives visit often. And yet because of doctor/patient confidentiality, doctors will be paid money by the Government to “assist” my granddad with end-of-life decisions, with or without relatives involved in the decision, when the Government is paying (through Medicare) for treatments, and has a vested interest in NOT providing him expensive care to prolong his life.

KP has willingly abandoned her integrity to spew liberal lies. They are indeed, death panels… and she should be ashamed.

dominigan on January 2, 2011 at 8:21 PM

How,exactly,does Arizona “cut funding” for medicaid?
Medicaid is a Federal program. Last time I checked Federal trumps State.
DSchoen on January 2, 2011 at 4:56 AM

Like this? And this?

Buy Danish on January 2, 2011 at 10:08 PM

And yet because of doctor/patient confidentiality, doctors will be paid money by the Government to “assist” my granddad with end-of-life decisions, with or without relatives involved in the decision, when the Government is paying (through Medicare) for treatments, and has a vested interest in NOT providing him expensive care to prolong his life.
dominigan on January 2, 2011 at 8:21 PM

There’s good info here about what to do (i.e., arrange power of attorney, but don’t do a living will).

Buy Danish on January 2, 2011 at 10:45 PM

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