06/15/2009 10:38 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Senator Mark Warner: "Enhancing health care choices for seniors"

Hey, another step to health care reform, proposed new legislaton from Senator Mark Warner, Enhancing health care choices for seniors

The Senior Navigation and Planning Act of 2009 will:

  • enhance Medicare and Medicaid coverage of advanced illness care management services;
  • require doctors to provide patients with information on living wills and other planning tools;
  • give providers incentives to achieve accreditation and certification in hospice and palliative care;
  • encourage more comprehensive discharge planning; and
  • increase public awareness about the importance of end-of-life planning.