Got Blue Cross Blue Shield's Summer 2009 Newsletter today.

Open it up, and in addition to the usual stuff everybody should already know about, there's this:

Blue Cross Blue Shield Recommends End-of-Life Discussion

That's right.  One of the nation's largest HMO's advocates DEATH PANELS!
I wonder if the deather protester wearing the Anthem t-shirt knows about this?

Besides, they can't get a "Summer" newsletter out until the 2nd week of August?  So much for the private sector...

UPDATE: Olbermann is reporting that the provision has been removed from "the bill," which version I don't know.

Now Howard Dean (on K.O.) is saying it will be in the bill.  So I don't know what the status really is.

In any case, if skillfully played, this has the potential of backlash against Repubs ala Schiavo.

Originally posted to Bilabial Fricative on Thu Aug 13, 2009 at 03:44 PM PDT.

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