Correct. They were either ignorant enough to fall for it, or intentionally using fraud. Take your pick.
Doctors whoe experience end of life issues with their loved ones are surprised at how difficult it is, and complex, even given that they themselves work in the profession. Having some professional consultation as an option, was simply good, and right.
Rejecting it for reasons, as you state, that are not actually real, is bad, and wrong.
It was rejected for political reasons, i.e. to make health care reform fail. That serves two interests: