Sarah Palin writes: "Certainly, all patients and families should be advised of options, but we engage in that today and we don't need government bribing any party to do so. . . . Government needs to stay the hell out of our "end-of-life" discussions. . . ."
"[A]nswering a government questionnaire that will be judged by faceless bureaucrats just doesn’t cut it. . . . Be aware that most of these questions are for the benefit of a far-away, bankrupt government, they're not for the benefit of the patient."
Betsey McCaughey similarly called the rule a "disguise" for what's "actually intended" — the government deciding when people die.
"It's none of the government's business how we die. . . . Patients and their families should be very well informed about the agenda here, because it is not just ensuring their doctor is adequately paid, it's about ensuring they're pressured into a shorter end of life."