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Life Panels. The term Keith Olbermann decided to call the end of life counseling proposal in the health care reform bill. It is a great description of what the proposal will do, and it is a great ...
by LiberalKentuckian
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon Mar 01, 2010 at 06:40 PM PST with 23 Recommends
Last night on Countdown, Keith Olbermann gave us a window into his experience with his father's illness ...
by FarWestGirl
Comment Count 27 comments on Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 08:01 AM PST with 41 Recommends
by NCrissieB
Comment Count 221 comments on Mon Feb 22, 2010 at 04:09 AM PST with 42 Recommends
It appears that even the Federal Employee Health Benefit ( FEHB ) for congressional members includes the END OF LIFE ...
by coonsey
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Aug 27, 2009 at 07:57 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
We've all heard variations on the story before, older patients pushed into hospice care or given death drugs when they were ill, but not ...
by Andiamo
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Aug 27, 2009 at 04:19 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
RID is the non-profit group that Jon Stewart's guest last night, Ms. McCaughy, represents and works for. I have been a monthly contributor to them for years, ever since my mother-in-law was ...
by MarciaJ720
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Aug 21, 2009 at 08:25 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
I am sitting here watching Jon Stewart interview Betsy McCaughey. I have never seen anyone lie so much in my life. As she told everyone to do, she told them to read the bill, especially the ...
by JSCram3254
Comment Count 525 comments on Thu Aug 20, 2009 at 08:55 PM PDT with 526 Recommends
By John Wilkes from Eyesonobama.com: After a ...
by eyesonobama
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Aug 14, 2009 at 12:12 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Often in legislation, you need to compromise away a minor point to achieve a major victory. Sometimes you need to compromise away a major point to win even a minor victory. It happens. Indeed, it ...
by rrouda
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri Aug 14, 2009 at 01:00 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
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:
by Bilabial Fricative
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Aug 13, 2009 at 03:44 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
After his predictable experience with unified Republican obstructionism on the stimulus bill, President Obama must be high if he ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Aug 13, 2009 at 10:53 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
My dad had kidney disease for over 20 years, starting around 1970. It's the kind of disease where your body just falls apart bit by bit. He had bowel surgery, infections, hemorrhages. Many many ...
by superba
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Aug 13, 2009 at 06:29 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Now there is talk about removing the end of life counseling requirement from the health care bill. We all know that idiots like Sarah Palin (who was made to look the fool by that intellectual titan ...
by bonddad
Comment Count 256 comments on Thu Aug 13, 2009 at 05:12 AM PDT with 295 Recommends
There have been better diaries than this about the deathers fear of end of life conversations. I don't think I probably have much to add but this: End of life decisions, and DNR decisions are not ...
by Uncle Moji
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Aug 11, 2009 at 12:07 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
A provision in President Obama's health care reform bill encourages "end-of-
by coonsey
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun Aug 09, 2009 at 08:40 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
This diary is a continuation of a previous series, which you can look at my page if curious. My mother has gone into assisted living, after many weeks of turmoil for both her and myself. Things are ...
by Captain Janeway
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Aug 01, 2009 at 05:04 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Dying pretty soon - might be a coupla years, max. Most likely sooner. The purpose of this diary is not to bare my heart and ask for personal support. It's instead a pointed response to the ...
by Land of Enchantment
Comment Count 42 comments on Thu Jul 30, 2009 at 09:49 AM PDT with 61 Recommends
This is a personal diary update to the chronicle of me caring for my mother, as her health declines.
by Captain Janeway
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Jul 01, 2009 at 06:48 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
This is a continuation of a journal I started here . It's a personal diary about the final ...
by Captain Janeway
Comment Count 35 comments on Mon Jun 29, 2009 at 05:12 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
This is a personal diary about honoring thy father and mother. It's also very hard to write as my whole being is exhausted, especially my brain. This is also a medical diary.
by Captain Janeway
Comment Count 77 comments on Thu Jun 25, 2009 at 05:45 PM PDT with 52 Recommends