"In the House bill, there is counseling for end of life,", "You have every right to fear. You shouldn't have counseling at the end of life, you should have done that 20 years before. Should not have a government run plan to decide when to pull the plug on grandma." the Iowa Independent.
Grassley hits the trifecta, four sentences and 3 lies.
In the House bill, there is counseling for end of life
There was a provision to pay for end of life counseling if the patient requested it. There was no government run plan to decide when to pull the plug on grandma. It merely allowed Medicare to reimburse doctors for end of life counseling; living wills and hospice care it was a completely optional plan. Meaning no patients at any time were required to have the counseling. Image by Getty Images via @daylife
"You have every right to fear.
There was nothing to fear in the provision. This is just plain scaring the elderly for political gain. Chuck Grassley thinks that by terrifying the senior citizens of his district he can score political points. Absurdly, in hindsight the only thing to fear was Chuck Grassley's demagoguery.
Should not have a government run plan to decide when to pull the plug on grandma.
There was obviously no plan to pull the plug on grandma. But Chuck Grassley had to make this up.Later, Grassley admitted there was no "government run plan to pull the plug on grandma" but did not apologize and claimed that it was Obama's fault!! He also said: there are some people who think it is a terrible problem that grandma is laying in a bed with tubes in her… and that the government should intervene. I think that's a family or religious thing that needs to be dealt with." He lies again.
In 2005, Grassley supported legislation that injected Congress into the Terri Schiavo saga. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IO) voted to authorize the government to intervene in end of life decisions. How would you like the republican legislature making decisions about you while your lying unconscious in a hospital bed. They did for Terri Shiavo, against the wishes of her husband and the doctors. Party of small Government?