The birth of death panels in the unprincipled opposition to improving health care in America


Heckuva story.  Earl Blumenauer is the man responsible for the language in H.R. 3200 that Sarah Palin erroneously claimed created “death panels.”

He’s a Congressman from Oregon.

In Saturday’s New York Times he detailed how critics hijacked the debate with false claims.  Fascinating story.

A very odd result:  Because of the false claims, a provision to help people plan to avoid death panels was stricken from health care reform proposals.  More citizens will face death panel-like decisions as a result.

Previously I thought Orwell was convoluted.

2 Responses to The birth of death panels in the unprincipled opposition to improving health care in America

  1. Nick Kelsier says:

    Gee, John, exactly how do illegal immigrants have all the priviliges of citizens?

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  2. John L. Bove says:

    We might as well have it over with….unless we are illegal immigrants with all the privileges of citizens, and then some…what the hell life is beginning to mean less and less, unless you have lots of dough, or are a member of our bloated congressional representztives….

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