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Disconnect on End-of-Life Health Care; POLST Info

A California HealthCare Foundation poll revealed that very few Californians have talked to their doctors about end-of-life health care despite a desire to do so. The survey also found broad public support for reimbursing physicians who take the time to talk to them about their end-of-life options, the very issue that sparked the infamous "death panel" debate in 2009 over President Obama's federal health care legislation.