T.S. Eliot in "The Hollow Men" thought that the institutions of our society would transition "not with a bang but a whimper." I appreciate President Obama's intentions regarding health care but I fear that the Affordable Care Act might be that whimper.
The closest thing to real death panels that operate in this country are not run by a bunch of government bureaucrats but by a bunch of corporate bureaucrats who work deep inside U.S. insurance companies.
Yes, death panels do exist. They exist inside the big health insurance corporations that every day make decisions on whether or not people enrolled in their health benefit plans will get the care their doctors believe might save their lives.