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Medicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act
Bill # S.1530

Original Sponsor:
Chris Coons (D-DE)

Cosponsor Total: 4
(last sponsor added 07/11/2017)
  2 Republicans
  2 Democrats
About This Legislation:

The Medicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act (S. 1530) would give Medicare beneficiaries and others online access to model advance directives that choose life-saving treatment, food and fluids equally with those that reject them, and require they be told, “You should not feel pressured to violate your own values and preferences, and you are entitled to implement them without discrimination based on age or degree of disability.” They would help offset widespread efforts to “nudge” patients to agree to forego life-saving treatment, as documented in the report “The Bias Against Life-Preserving Treatment in Advance Care Planning." National Right to Life supports this legislation.


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