GOP Rep: ‘There Are No Death Panels,’ but Maybe the Government Will Ease Seniors Towards Death
Tom Murse reports on a town hall meeting held by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.) where the congressman chastised his own side.
One thing I think is being misrepresented by my side of the aisle is death panels. There are no death panels in this bill.
But then he revised and extended his remarks.
The danger here that is being raised, that some people are afraid of, is that seniors, when they get into a very vulnerable condition, and maybe even depression, can be pressured or feel vulnerable to being pressured to sign away certain medical treatments. There are not enough safeguards to make sure that doesn’t happen.
It’s not clear what he’s talking about. Who’s pressuring the seniors, exactly?