Two things irritate me about what Sarah Palin falsely labels "death panels" in the Democratic health plan. First, how bogus that the news media turns Palin's Facebook blather into a national debate.
But that aside, what's really irritating about the proposal itself is that we have to have a law to reimburse doctors to talk to their patients. What? Doctors won't talk to families about end-of-life issues without getting paid? They're not getting paid enough for their medical services?
It's like a mechanic charging extra to explain what he did to your car. Who wouldn't be outraged by such a thing? But doctors have conditioned the marketplace to think that they don't have to talk to us without getting a tip mandated by Congress. What a joke.
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