Category Archives: death panels

NDY Files Public Comment on CMS Proposal on Advance Care Planning

NDY’s comment letter can be summarized as follows:  We do not oppose payment to physicians for advance care planning discussions with their patients, but we want the payment regulation delayed until the disability community and others can, with CMS support, develop new advance care planning informational materials that do not rely on “better dead than … Continue reading NDY Files Public Comment on CMS Proposal on Advance Care Planning

Letter: Gutting Medicare Will Create Need For “Death Panels”

It seems like only last week that I was writing that cuts to health care services that millions of Americans depend on would result in people with disabilities of all ages asking for help in killing themselves as they faced increased impoverishment accompanied with a withdrawal of supports that they rely on. Oh – it … Continue reading Letter: Gutting Medicare Will Create Need For “Death Panels”