Newt Gingrich Defends Palin’s Claims of “Death Panels”

Newt Gingrich portrays himself as someone who is serious of ideas but in discussing health care reform he showed that he is as willing to distort the facts as Sarah Palin and other Republicans. Gingrich has defended Sarah Palin’s fictitious claims that the health reform bill contains provisions which would set up “death panels.” George Stephanopoulos repeatedly pointed out that there is nothing which would set up such panels in the bill. The closest the bill comes to this is to provide Medicare reimbursement for voluntary discussion with patients of end of life decisions. The idea, incidentally, was proposed by a Republican Senator in May.

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    Cheryl Jones says:

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    Cheryl Jones says:

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    Mike Licht says:

    Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel hasn’t told OMB anything about Advance Care that Newt Gingrich hasn’t proposed himself.
    See:
     
    http://notionscapital.wordpress.com/2009/08/14/20317-newt-gingrich-advance-directive-advocate/

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    Ron Chusid says:

    No, there’s nothing to their claims. There wouldn’t be all this fuss about it if some crazy lady in Alaska hadn’t written some nonsense to scare people on her facebook page.

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