Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Medicare Choices And Empowerment Act

By Coleen Elkins

Would you be more motivated to have an "advance directive" document if the Federal Government was going to pay you to do so? Senator Tom Coburn, a physician hoes a cash incentive will prompt you to complete your paperwork. He as introduced legislation to pay cash in the amount of $75.00 to motivate more people. The thought is the bill would encourage people to register their advance directives with CMS (Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services). 
Directives simple express your end of life wishes when you are unable to speak for yourself. 
You can read more here.

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