Column: Why Medicare and its hospice benefit are important

02/23/2012 | Times (Trenton, N.J.), The

Families often learn about Medicare's hospice benefit only when facing difficult decisions about a loved one's care, writes journalist Dan Weissman in this Times of Trenton opinion piece. He appreciated having a hospice benefit that engaged seamlessly when his wife was dying and says lawmakers need to brush aside politics when considering Medicare reform as a "matter of life -- and death with dignity."

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