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GOP Congressman: There are ‘death counselors’ authorized in the health care bill.

By Zaid Jilani on August 12, 2009 at 7:30 pm

"GOP Congressman: There are ‘death counselors’ authorized in the health care bill."

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Rep. John Mica (R-FL) told a Florida radio station today that the health care legislation being considered by the House of Representatives will authorize the creation of “death counselors“:

“They create a whole new category,” Mica, a Winter Park Republican, said on WDBO. “There are death counselors. There is authorization for reimbursement for those counselors for Medicare. You have a whole new cottage industry.

Mica joins several other conservatives in promoting the conspiracy theory that health reform legislation is secretly designed to kill old people. (HT: TPM)

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