Death Panel Bill passes Texas Senate, moves to House
Death Panel Bill SB 303, which allows hospitals to impose "do not attempt resuscitation" (DNAR) orders against patients without their consent and even without their knowledge, was rushed through the Texas Senate today despite opposition by the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (AAPS) and by virtually every other leading pro-patient group. This bill transfers power from patients and their personal physicians to hospital administration, which can then impose DNAR orders without any legal accountability.
I hope a couple of the first patients they use it on are George H.W. Bush and H. Ross Perot.
Who, or what group, or which party is behind this?
R5, there are effectively no Democrats in the Texas House, so...
R5 I know, I know.
Doesn't this just prove their pathological projection? For all their bitching about non-existent "death panels" in ObamaCare... they actually were pissed there WEREN'T any? So they're putting them in at the state level?
The insurance industry lobby most likely wrote this legislation.
Texas: because we just can't kill people fast enough!
Texans are stupid, and I think the Texas Legislature is playing on this fact, by passing a death panel provision in their healthcare laws so they can blame the Democrats.
Is this the gambit?
Not all Texans are stupid, but certainly majority that elected the legislature.
And the majority who call the West blast an "accident."
The ones who hate oversight and accountability.
Whatever it is, it's apparently endorsed by Texas right-to-lifers.
I take that back. The Catholics apparently think it's okay but Texas Right to Life doesn't.
I'm sure what's at the heart of this is that hospitals and health insurers in Texas don't want to be bothered with the costs of prolonging the lives of poors whom they could just as easily let die.