This is the issue that needs to be discussed. How much are we willing to pay, as a society, for those last few days and/or hours of life? If you are in decent shape, you have nothing to worry about but if you are dying, are in agony, are gone mentally, should your family spend an extra hundred thousand to keep you from cooling off for a few days at most?
THAT question does have to asked and telling lies about death panels prevents people from having that discussion. Vast amounts of money are expended in the last few days or weeks of a life when there is no chance to save that life. Do we want our resources directed in that way? To extend a life a brief time?
I do NOT want to plugged into anything once it becomes obvious I am going. I want DNR orders when the times comes. What everyone needs to decide, however, is what they want. Do they want those last few hours and/or days, at great expense? Are those hours that important to you? If they are, how should you pay for them?
Again, lies and hysterics does not help anyone deal with these very real, very serious issues. Calm discussion does.