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Category Archive: News

/ March 27, 2017

Medicare’s Advance Care Planning Exceeds Expectations

Medicare has been focusing more on patient-centered care. Last year, this program which provides healthcare for some 55 million Americans took a positive step in the patient-centered direction: it created a new benefit that let people talk with their doctors about planning for the end of life. The response from the public has been strong. […]

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/ March 24, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing of “Doctor Imprisonment Bill” Showcased Thinly Veiled Attempt to Overturn Baxter v. Montana

(Helena, Mont. – Mar. 24, 2017) — The Montana Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on SB 360 today, a bill introduced by Sen. Albert Olszewski (SD 6), that would allow the state of Montana to charge physicians with murder for writing a prescription for aid-in-dying medication for a terminally ill adult who requests it […]

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/ March 23, 2017

Compassion & Choices Hawai‘i Responds to House Health Committee Deferral of Medical Aid in Dying Act

(HONOLULU) The House Health Committee today deferred SB 1129, Hawaii’s Medical Aid in Dying Act. Following is a statement from Mary Steiner, campaign manager, Compassion & Choices Hawai‘i: “We are deeply disappointed that the bill did not advance further today, but we remain confident that  the will of the people of Hawai‘i, who so strongly […]

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Newest “Doctor Imprisonment Bill” Slated for Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Tomorrow

(Helena, Mont. – Mar. 23, 2017) A new bill (SB 360) that would allow the state of Montana to imprison doctors for writing a prescription for aid-in-dying medication for a terminally ill adult who requests it to peacefully end their suffering, is slated for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing tomorrow, March 24 at 9:00 a.m. […]

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/ March 21, 2017

El Concejo Municipal de Los Angeles honró al actor mexicano Mauricio Ochmann por su ayuda en la aprobación de la ley “Opción el Final de la Vida” de California

(Los Angeles, CA – 21 de Marzo de 2017) El Concejo Municipal de Los Ángeles otorgó hoy al actor mexicano Mauricio Ochmann un certificado de Honor como agradecimiento por su trabajo en beneficio de la aprobación de la ley “Opción al Final de la Vida” de California, que entró en vigor en junio del año […]

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LA City Council Honors Mexican Actor Mauricio Ochmann for Helping to Pass Calif. End of Life Option Act

(Los Angeles, CA – March 21, 2017) The Los Angeles City Council today honored Mexican actor Mauricio Ochmann with a certificate of honor to thank him for his work to help pass the End of Life Option Act in California that took effect last June. The law gives mentally capable, terminally ill adults with six […]

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/ March 15, 2017

Compassion & Choices and DeathWise Unite to Expand Options and Tools for End-of-Life Planning

Compassion & Choices, the nation’s oldest and most active nonprofit committed to improving care and expanding choice for the end of life, and San Francisco-based DeathWise, a nonprofit that helps people plan for the end of their lives, announced today that they have merged, effective March 9, 2017. DeathWise was founded in 2009 by Anne […]

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/ March 7, 2017

Medical Aid in Dying Act Passes Hawai‘i Senate

(HONOLULU – March 7, 2017)—In a full floor vote, the Hawai‘i Senate today voted 22 to 3 to approve  Senate Bill 1129, the Medical Aid in Dying Act, and refer it to the House of Representatives for further consideration. Medical aid in dying is an end-of-life medical practice in which a terminally ill, mentally capable […]

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/ March 6, 2017

Introduction of Iowa’s End-of-Life Option Act

The following press conference took place on March 1, 2017.  Senator Chris Eaton (DFL- Brooklyn Center) and Representative Mike Freiburg (DFL-Golden Valley) along with members of the public, introduce the End of Life Options Act.

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/ March 3, 2017

Remembering Miguel Carrasquillo

People en Español published a beautiful two-page spread about Compassion & Choices volunteer advocate Miguel Carrasquillo, highlighting the fact that 69 percent of Latinos now support medical aid in dying since Miguel’s agonizing death last year, as well as our Latino efforts in New York and across the nation. The story also notes the support […]

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