Oklahoma Townhall Meeting: Elderly Concerns About Mandated “End-Of-Life” Counseling

Elderly at Oklahoma Townhall Meeting
Elderly at Oklahoma Townhall Meeting

An elderly man asked a question regarding government-mandated “end-of-life” counseling at a packed filled town hall meeting held by Senator Coburn (R) in Muskogee, OK on Aug. 13, 2009. He said that he was an organ transplant patient and that he has already made peace with his maker.
He indicated that at this point in his life, HR 3200 (end-of-life counseling) was a mute point. He wanted to know how much of the proposals within the legislative committees mirrored HR 3200.

HR 3200 (section 1233) has provision mandating end-of-life counseling for the elderly & disabled. It is believed that this encourages euthanasia.

Senator Coburn responded that 3200 mandates federal government to get involvement in the lives of the citizens. And its unconstitutional.

there’s no common sense written in the house bill that it reflects a lack of knowledge of what happens in healthcare. (Note: Senator Coburn is also a physician). And that Government should not destroy what is good, in the name of creating a government-run program.

Below is video clip of the elderly concerns about HR 3200

34 thoughts on “Oklahoma Townhall Meeting: Elderly Concerns About Mandated “End-Of-Life” Counseling

  1. In 1794, when Congress appropriated $15,000 for relief for French refugees who fled from insurrection in San Domingo (now Haiti) to Baltimore and Philadelphia, James Madison said disapprovingly, “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.”

    The same is true with Healthcare.


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  2. Were you asleep for last eight years on constitution and suddenly you woke up and felt that there is even a contitution in this country?


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  3. No common sense, Obama and his KREW are testing the limits of how far left they can drag our country, we are under attack from this Marxist/Maoist administration


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  4. You are correct karmahd, America is under attack from within its own government! Bin Laden said this would happen!


  5. There is no mandated end of life counseling.. only a provision put there by Republicans in the Medicare bill to pay for such counseling if someone requests it. This is the very same feature that Newt Gingrich once praised.. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!!

    If you are interested in the truth then get a copy of the bill and go to page 425 and read what is says..not what some Republican Insurance shill trying to frighten you says it says..
    But somehow i dont think you will. This is mostly about destroying a President with hate and fear and lies..

    You have called him a Muslim, someone that hates whites, anti American, wishing for America to fail, paling around with terrorists, foreign born, socialist, Hitler like, Marxist, a thug and more.. This mandated end of life counseling and death panels and such is outrageous. Get over it!! You lost the election and to a black man as well and all your lies and hate cant change that fact.. unless of course you intend to use other means….


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