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.
Rather than quell her toxic distortions and present the plan factually by name and content, corporate media appropriated Palin's death panel fabrication and amplified it. CNN, MSNBC, Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS -- we the people deserve better.
So much has been said by those who claim to understand what "end of life care" means, and all of it has little if any root in truth. So, I will give you my personal experience with "end of life counseling."
I've just returned from Alaska, where I conducted interviews and archival research for a book on Palin, and many of those I spoke to in the Last Frontier, from across the political spectrum, noted that Palin was fixated on Obama.
We all know, given the chance, a doctor will always talk you into suicide. That's where the money is. Why not forbid doctors from talking to patients at all, just to be safe? Call it the Palin-Grassley Freedom from Information Act.