Recently Representative Mark Souder hopped off the deep end by suggesting that a part of one of the health care reform bills would steer seniors to commit suicide. The section to which he was referring was the advanced directive provision section that would provide an opportunity for citizens to learn about and plan for end-of-life situations.
Well, wouldn’t ya know it – the City has scheduled one of those end-of-life seminars to be held Monday, August 10th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Omni Room of the City-County building.
Topics to be covered – hold on to your hats here – will include estate planning, Medicaid rules, living wills, aging in place with a focus on personal pre-planning, and government services and funeral planning.
I bet the City personnel who scheduled this seminar are shaking in their boots now that Souder deems these types of activities as steering our senior population to suicide. Interesting how Souder has neglected to discuss these end-of-life seminars and conferences as encouraging senior suicide. Or attorney-client consultations which do the same thing.
Do you just suppose he is desperate and needed a fear tactic to support his opposition to health care reform? How does this guy keep getting elected?