Sarah Palin's notes on her FaceBook page raised so much public awareness that the Senate Finance Committee will drop a controversial provision on consultations for end-of-life care from its proposed healthcare bill.
The committee, which has worked on putting together a bipartisan healthcare reform bill, will drop the controversial provision after being derided as "death panels" to encourage euthanasia by conservatives.
"On the Finance Committee, we are working very hard to avoid unintended consequences by methodically working through the complexities of all of these issues and policy options," Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said in a statement. "We dropped end-of-life provisions from consideration entirely because of the way they could be misinterpreted and implemented incorrectly."
Grassley also said, ""The bill passed by the House committees is so poorly cobbled together that it will have all kinds of unintended consequences, including making taxpayers fund health care subsidies for illegal immigrants."
I hope that Chuck Grassley and the other members of the Finance Committee continue their good work and remove any possibility of taxpayer funded health care subsidies for illegal immigrants.
H/T to Michael O'Brien at The Hill's Blog Briefing Room