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By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow, August 21, 2019
Some hospice programs are giving weight to the argument for assisted suicide after an investigation uncovered numerous problems.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Inspector General has issued two highly critical reports on hospice, or end-of-life care, in the United States.
“Hospice deficiencies pose risks to Medicare beneficiaries,” reads the headline of a July report from DHS.
Citing the report, Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition says one third of the hospices had complaints filed against them and 18 percent had serious deficiencies, such as questionable billing.
“There’s significant proof that there are false billings going on,” he warns, “as well as people who do not qualify for hospice but have been registered for hospice simply because, of course, the hospice can obtain money from having that person registered within the hospice.”
There are also reports of people not receiving proper care for the sake of profit. ….