And she'd be right. If that were even remotely resembling what the 'defacto death panel' is.
And if she's so against the practice, then why did she support, actively support, exactly the same provision in her own state?
"WHEREAS, Healthcare Decisions Day is designed to raise public awareness of the need to plan ahead for healthcare decisions, related to end of life care and medical decision-making whenever patients are unable to speak for themselves and to encourage the specific use of advance directives to communicate these important healthcare decisions. [...]
WHEREAS, one of the principal goals of Healthcare Decisions Day is to encourage hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, and hospices to participate in a statewide effort to provide clear and consistent information to the public about advance directives, as well as to encourage medical professionals and lawyers to volunteer their time and efforts to improve public knowledge and increase the number of Alaska’s citizens with advance directives.
WHEREAS, the Foundation for End of Life Care in Juneau, Alaska, and other organizations throughout the United States have endorsed this event and are committed to educating the public about the importance of discussing healthcare choices and executing advance directives."
But at least she's not alone!
This was a very popular item among Republicans at the time. Every one from Grassley to Gingrich have supported exactly the same provision. John Boehner, Thaddeus McCotter, Johnny Isakson, and Chuck Grassley all voted in 2003 for a measure very similar to the one in the current House health care bill they now suggest in various ways could lead to government-encouraged euthanasia.
The roll call:
Here's Gingrich's piece:
Your lunch is ready, ma'am.
Unless one supports unlimited universal healthcare, one is a hypocrite to bring this up at all.
Only an unlimited funding system would go to such heroic lengths, and no for profit system would hemorrhage profits in such a fashion.