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Dancing Around Death (Panels)

Looking back at the debate over end-of-life counseling.


Screen capture from Sarah Palin's video "America's Enduring Strength"



A National Journal-sponsored study released today reveals that 93 percent of Americans believe conversations about care at the end-of-life should be a top priority of the U.S. health care system. But when the opportunity arose in 2009, many politicians wavered in their stance on who should be instigating these conversations, whether they’re among family members, patient and doctor, or insurance providers. Here’s what’s been said -- and often taken back -- about end-of-life care during the health care debate.

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