Greg Sargent says an old acquaintance is making the rounds:
I don’t know why people aren’t making more of this. As you’ve heard, some Republican leaders and conservatives have been attacking the Dem health care plan with a rather vivid claim: It could lead to “government-encouraged euthanasia” for the elderly. The leading hawker of this claim is one Betsy McCaughey, who points to a provision buried in the health care bill that would require Medicare to cover “end-of-life consultations.” ...The current “euthanasia” claim by McCaughey and other conservatives was debunked yesterday by Talking Points Memo and Politico. But it’s likely to live on and will continue to be cited by Republican leaders and conservatives.
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