Like little stars.
A bill to encourage doctors and patients to discuss end of life care, which became a lightning rod during the debate over health care reform known as the “death panels” bill, is back, and this time it’s picked up some key conservative support.
Rep. Earl Blumenaeur, D-Ore., says he will again try to revive the bill this term. From Politico:
Each Congress, Blumenauer reintroduces it. He’s even added a few new elements, for instance to make sure that care preferences are incorporated into electronic medical records, not just stuffed in someone’s bedside table. He’s picked up 15 co-sponsors, including a few Republicans. Among them is Tennessee Rep. Phil Roe, an outspoken member of the conservative House GOP Doctors Caucus, which helps drive an unwavering opposition to Obamacare.
Since the heated “death panel” days, Blumenauer has “made it less radioactive,” Jon Keyserling, senior vice president and health policy director of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, said of the congressman’s persistence.
“There are some people so invested in repealing Obamacare that they don’t want distractions,” Blumenauer told Politico, but added that he believes the legislation could “pass pretty comfortably” if it made it to the House floor.
Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.More Jillian Rayfield.
Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.