End of Life counseling just won’t die. In the proposed health care legislation today, the bill would allow doctors to bill Medicare for spending time with their patients discussing end of life choices.
World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21, is a day when the Alzheimer’s Association and other organizations around the globe unite our efforts to raise awareness about the disease and its impact on our families, communities and nations.
Recent research indicates 33 million people worldwide are dealing with dementia, incluing 4.4 million Americans. Alzheimer’s continues to be a disease without a cure.
With 77 million American baby boomers reaching the age of greatest risk, the crisis of dementia and Alzheimer’s cannot be ignored. The disease imposes enormous burden on individuals, families, health care infrastructure and the worldwide economy.
58% of the news in the last 3 days has focused on health care reform. A lot of discussion has centered on proposed legislation regarding “death panels” and end of life counseling. How can 10 pages in a bill that is 1017 pages long cause so much fear and rhetoric?
Here’s our insight about these 10 pages..and the Health Care Reform Bill. Continue reading →
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