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  1. HD

    '...Public awareness of the board shot up last year when Palin called it a “death panel,” connecting the IPAB to her previous attacks on a proposal to encourage end-of-life planning in the Affordable Care Act.

    “Though I was called a liar for calling it like it is, many of these accusers finally saw that ObamaCare did in fact create a panel of faceless bureaucrats who have the power to make life and death decisions about healthcare funding,” Palin wrote on Facebook.

    This claim experienced a revival on the right after Dean published his op-ed, which argued that the board would ultimately ration care for Medicare patients.'

    Posted on August 8, 2013 - 11:49 AM #
  2. duxrule

    Pardon me if I call your source somewhat dubious. You've got a insurance industry lobbyist leading the charge, backed up by four people pandering for TeaBagger votes. IMHO, not exactly the most solid group to be listening to on this issue. When are we going to see similar pieces about Congressmen standing up to protest the death panels that the insurance companies have been running for decades?

    Posted on August 8, 2013 - 12:10 PM #
  3. Andrew

    By golly, Herb, let's make sure Medicare and Medicaid pay for every expensive operation and procedure that could extend someone's life for even an hour - and let's raise everyone's taxes to pay for it. Will that make you happy?

    Posted on August 8, 2013 - 12:43 PM #
  4. Vitalogy

    PolitiFact's Lie of the Year: 'Death panels'

    Posted on August 8, 2013 - 02:30 PM #
  5. HD

    '...the rationing panel will be immune to lawsuits. According to The New York Times, "In general, federal courts could not review actions to carry out the board's recommendations."

    So, to break it down: Democrats are against limits on private-sector lawsuits but are in favor of preventing patients from suing government bureaucrats.

    The panel is one of the scariest policy moves made by this administration and is the epitome of government interference in our lives at the most personal of levels. If you're not eligible for Medicare, you will be one day, which is why everyone should be very afraid of what's to come when the panel starts its work in 2014 with a report to the President. Though defenders claim that Obamacare bars rationing, the panel will do just that.'

    Posted on August 8, 2013 - 02:49 PM #
  6. Vitalogy

    PolitiFact's Lie of the Year: 'Death panels'

    Posted on August 8, 2013 - 03:32 PM #
  7. NoParty

    I guess Herb doesn't like facts. Funny how the radical extreme right pisses and moans about facts yet they don't even know what they mean.....


    Posted on August 10, 2013 - 10:37 PM #