Wednesday, August 26, 2009

And Now, A Dramatic Reading From Section 1233 of H.R. 3200

‘‘Advance Care Planning Consultation
‘‘(hhh)(1) Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), the
term ‘advance care planning consultation’ means a con-
sultation between the individual and a practitioner de-
scribed in paragraph (2) regarding advance care planning,
if, subject to paragraph (3), the individual involved has
not had such a consultation within the last 5 years. Such
consultation shall include the following:
‘‘(A) An explanation by the practitioner of ad-
vance care planning, including key questions and
considerations, important steps, and suggested peo-
ple to talk to.
‘‘(B) An explanation by the practitioner of ad-
vance directives, including living wills and durable
powers of attorney, and their uses.
‘‘(C) An explanation by the practitioner of the
role and responsibilities of a health care proxy.
‘‘(D) The provision by the practitioner of a list
of national and State-specific resources to assist con-
sumers and their families with advance care plan-
ning, including the national toll-free hotline, the ad-
vance care planning clearinghouses, and State legal
service organizations (including those funded
through the Older Americans Act of 1965).
‘‘(E) An explanation by the practitioner of the
continuum of end-of-life services and supports avail-
able, including palliative care and hospice, and bene-
fits for such services and supports that are available
under this title.

4 comments:

ajgentile said...

*shiver*

Marc said...

Translation:
(1) Consult with somebody or just anybody, it doesn't matter who, except that it can't be someone to have talked to for the last five years. ie.. a high school classmate. It is possible they could have a suggestion about something or maybe just anything, maybe even someone. ie.. "remember that kid that ate boogers in homeroom in 10th grade."

(2) Go pay a lawyer who tells you to prepare to give all your $$ to Uncle Sam's Healthcare and Loan- sharking operation. He charges you for a will which when you get it is a blank piece of paper. He knows it won't really matter.

(3) Go to the healthcare provider where they confirm you will have absolute no chance of survival after all of this and then you provide them with a blank check for your life savings.

(4) Give Uncle Sam all the $$ that the lawyer didn't get and if there is any $$ which they missed, the state will come in and scoop it up. They even provide you a breakdown of every bureaucratic agency that got your $$$.

(5) They hand you a shovel and tell you to dig a 3 foot X 7 foot hole 6 feet 7 inches deep. You return and they tell you they will be right with you after they finish their Big Mac and Coke. They finish their 3 hour lunch and tell you to go back and jump in the hole face down.

(6) Uncle Sam is happy because now their is one less carbon dioxide expelling fool on the planet depleting the ozone layer.

thursday31190 said...

death panels?

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