Blumenauer Runs from His Death-Panel Memo

Friday, 31 Dec 2010 12:17 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Several years ago, basketball star Charles Barkley made waves when he claimed he was misquoted in his autobiography. Now Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., is distancing himself from a memo sent by his own office urging health reform advocates to keep quiet about new end-of-life counseling rules, The Hill reports. The idea was to avoid publicity about “death panels” of course.

blumerauer, memo, death, panel“The weeks-old memo recommended that end-of-life advocates celebrate a ‘quiet’ victory out of concern that Republican leaders would ‘use this small provision to perpetuate the death panel myth,’” the news service states.

Now that the letter has boosted conservatives’ point that the Obama administration tried to sneak in the provision without the public knowing, Blumenauer says he regrets the memo's recommendation for secrecy. “If I had seen the memo, I would have suggested it be worded differently,” he tells The Hill.



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Midterm Ad Casts Obama as Bad Boyfriend

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 21:14 PM

A new TV ad produced by Americans for Shared Prosperity paints President Barack Obama as a bad boyfriend the country is  . . .

Who Wins Senate Control? Nov. 4 Might Not Decide

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 08:54 AM

A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year?
A handful o . . .

George P. Bush: I'm Not Endorsing Anyone in 2016 Race

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 18:45 PM

George P. Bush is not endorsing anyone for the White House in 2016, even if his father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, be . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved