End-of-Life Benefit Ignites Health-Care Rhetoric

When Representative Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) promoted proposed Republican health-care legislation July 28 by proclaiming it was "pro-life because it will not put seniors in a position of being put to death by their government," it stoked a small but passionate fire already burning over a seemingly obscure provision of a House health-care proposal that, proponents say, would help seniors make educated end-of-life plans but, to some, is an opening wedge into something more sinister.

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