Pat McCrory happily rides the crazy train
Someone — we do still have some media outlets in the state — should be holding McCrory accountable for associating himself with Americans for Prosperity, an industry-funded outfit that is spreading lies about health care across the state.
In one newsletter Americans for Prosperity describe how an elderly woman at a rally felt guilty for living. The letter continues:
You see, we had just detailed the “end of life” mandatory counseling provision of the Obama/Pelosi health care takeover for the crowd.
This “provision” that AFP shouts about at rallies is nonexistent. Right now if a Medicare recipient asks their doctor about power of attorney or appointing a health care proxy the doctor is not paid for having that conversation. Health reform legislation will reimburse doctors if they want to explain these legal and medical decisions to patients. To limit the expense, Medicare will only pay for one such conversation every five years, unless the patient’s health starts to deteriorate. Nothing is mandatory. Not even close.
If the companies that pay AFP want the organization to lie, that’s fine. But McCrory should be ashamed to participate. And news organizations (hello out there!) should aggressively hold him accountable.