Former Sen. Tom Daschle, and Obama's 1st choice for to be Secretary of Heath and Human Services, says an 85 year old who needs a bypass needs other options including oral medications or go to a hospice and die. Tom Daschle on the Steve Malsberg Show "spills the beans".
Daschle tries to spin the Hospice reference. He says you don't go there to die. Well a hospice is where Palliative care is provided. Palliative care is any form of medical care or treatment that concentrates on reducing the severity of the problem, rather than trying to halt, delay, or reverse the problem itself or provide a cure. In other words, you die, but more comfortably.