Warner to have end-of-life talks with Isakson

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, the Democrat from Virginia, says he’ll have conversations next month with a specific Republican colleague on the topic of end-of-life proposals for inclusion in health care reform legislation.

This from the New York Times:

… Mr. Warner said he had not decided whether he would seek to add an end-of-life provision if a health care bill comes to the Senate floor this fall without one. He said that he and a Republican sponsor of similar legislation, Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia, have agreed to discuss the matter when Congress returns to work in September after its summer recess.

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7 comments Add your comment

Metro Fellow

August 28th, 2009
1:59 pm

Let’s see if Johnny can be adult enough to distinguish himself from the Alaska Disaster.

Keith

August 28th, 2009
2:01 pm

Change the name from ObamaCare to KennedyCare, pass it, quality of care decreases, people die unneccessarily, Dem’s walk away in the middle of the night. New name: ChappaquiddickCare

The Snark

August 28th, 2009
2:55 pm

Whew! When I saw that headline, I thought it meant the either Warner or Isakson was about to die.

Keith: Thanks for your contribution to the national debate on health care. Thanks for nothing, that is. We have a serious healthcare problem in this country and the lies, name-calling and pejorative tactics of you and your friends is only going to make the problem grow. And oh yeah, it will be worse than anything on the table in Washington. Offer something constructive or let the others speak.

Former Gov. Sarah P.

August 28th, 2009
2:58 pm

Thanks for your help Keith. If we scare enough people then they won’t realize just how bad the status quo is.

Road Scholar

August 28th, 2009
3:12 pm

Heck, Keith, your repub party seems to want to limit the healthcare to Democrats only. Have fun with the swine flu! Especially after your health insurance is cancelled by your employer.

Chris Mathews is covered in his own spittle

August 28th, 2009
4:26 pm

The NY Times is not a credible new source. They make up stories all the time.

Bankerrkt

August 30th, 2009
3:10 pm

Keith, you nailed it. Kennedycare or whatever it’s being called this week isn’t about healthcare, it’s about bigger government and more polirtical power for the Democrats. The Democrats quadruppled the national deficit in less than a year and no major government program (i.e. Medicare, Post Office, etc) functions in the black, but the snake oil that Obama is selling is that we will save money and have a cost savings program. The American people see through Obama’s shallow and deceptive packaging and have soundly rejected it. I will beleive that Obama and the Democrats are really sincere about healthcare reform when they first put real tort reform on the table.