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Death Panels

The Republican "Do Not Resuscitate" Plan to Let Medicare Die

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

This is philosophical warfare, and for the Republicans, Medicare is an appropriate casualty.

Political Haiku: (Mental) Health Care Bill

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Frank Dwyer

Let's add death panels, but only for those who think they're already there.

Obama Confronts Misinformation About Health Care Reform, Back In Campaign Mode

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marlene H. Phillips

A Twitter-submitted question from Phoenix, AZ spoke of "too many lies, like death panels" and asked the President "where is it all coming from?" adding: "America deserves to know the truth."

The Health Care Debate the Media Missed

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

Last weekend I was in Vermont on vacation when I heard that Senator Bernie Sanders was hosting a town meeting on health care. I grabbed my video camera and went to the meeting.

You Thought That Was Bad? 22 More Reasons to Fear Health-Care Reform

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

On page 311 of the health care reform bill: Forced "sterilization" of all surgical tools. One more step toward forced sterilization of everyone.

Palin Supports Corsi: District 9 Is a Documentary

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

An indignant Palin immediately released a series of searing Facebook status updates denouncing the impending alien immigrant infestation as "icky" and "un-American,"

Those "Death Panels" Really Do Exist

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Death panels are real. They do exist. Your own insurance provider could be in on it. And it's time the media said so.

FACT CHECK: Health overhaul myths taking root

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The judgment is harsh in a new poll that finds Americans worried about the government taking over health insurance, cutting off tre...

The Browning Of Grassroots: Astroturf Taking Over Local Activism

Newsweek | Daniel Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A few weeks ago, seemingly out of the blue, people suddenly began referring to President Obama's proposal to include end-of-life-care assistance into ...

The Real Outrage of 'Death Panels'

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

What's really irritating about Palin's proposal is that we have to have a law to reimburse doctors to talk to their patients. What?

Grassley Calls Obama and Pelosi 'Intellectually Dishonest'

New York Times | Bernie Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa, called President Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi "intellectually dishonest" on Tuesday, saying that De...

Hitler's Testicles and Palin's Death Panels

Peter A. Ubel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter A. Ubel

Having heard Palin's rumor countless times now, casual observers of politics (a.k.a. the majority of the American public) will come to believe that the rumor is true.

Poll: Nearly Half Of Americans Believe "Death Panel" Falsehood

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There's a pretty striking finding buried in the new NBC/WSJ poll: It turns out nearly half of Americans believe the "death panel" fib. The pollster r...

Roger Ebert: "Death Panels." A Most-Excellent Term.

Chicago Sun-Times | Roger Ebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Death panels" is such an excellent term. You know exactly what it means, and therefore you know you're against them. Debate over. This term more than...

The Republican Party Is Turning Into A Cult

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

Since Obama's rise, the US right has been skipping frantically from one fantasy to another, like a person in the throes of a mental breakdown.

Fearing Government Involvement in Health Care

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Before we collectively start quaking in fear of a government takeover of health care it might make sense to slow down and consider that a fair amount of our health care system already has strong government involvement.

It's Not Over Until You've Tried These Six Things, Mr. President

Rob Warmowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Warmowski

Notice that the insurance industry-funded opposition to reform is well-managed enough to not send shouters and swastika sign-wavers to the town halls you are scheduled to appear at.

Aug. 17, 2009, News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

Town hall meetings on health care reform....Debate or Debacle? Media make sure squeakiest wheels get the grease.

Stark Contrast at Health Care Town Hall in California

Ruby Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ruby Bernstein

Members of the Minutemen, supporters of the LaRouche movement, and other conservatives loudly brought their agendas to the public meetings.

We are Mortal - Grow Up and Plan Accordingly

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Coombs Lee

National leaders deliberately sparked fear and anger over a consultation about death and sensational media threw fuel on the fire.

Jason Linkins

Chuck Grassley Blames "The Far Left" For "Death Panel" Fearmongering

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Obama administration has been attempting to win the favor of Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley in its quest to garner his support for health care reform...

New Poll Finds Majority Of Republicans Either Believes Or Isn't Sure About "Death Panel" Claim

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Wow. A forthcoming poll by the nonpartisan Research 2000 for DailyKos finds that a majority of Republicans either believes, or isn't sure about, the c...

Sarah Palin: The Britney Spears of Politics

Mira Veda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mira Veda

Palin's ability to rile the public and the media because of her sexuality is fascinating to me.

It's Time to Pull the Plug, But Not on Grandma!

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

The founding fathers must be rolling over in their graves as they listen to what has become of their dream of free speech.

"Death Panel" Scare Tactic May Backfire on Republicans

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

"Death panels" are made up out of whole cloth by people who specialize in generating fear to protect wealthy special interests -- in this case the health insurance industry.