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Health Care: "Death Panel" / A Discussion #983536

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 27, 2010
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(Studio: Randi Kaye) The issue of the "death panel" debate in President Obama's health care plan re-examined; details given about Medicare policies about end of life advisory discussions. [In 2009, Representative Michele BACHMANN†, Senator John McCAIN, former Speaker of the House Newt GINGRICH, former Alaska Governor Sarah PALIN - complain about rationing care by a bureaucracy.] [August 15, 2009, OBAMA - speaks against death panels.]

(Studio: Randi Kaye) Live discussion held with Democratic strategist Maria Cardona and former McCain adviser Nancy Pfotenauer about death panels. [PFOTENAUER - says Obama is doing a regulatory end run against the people's wishes; states elderly patients should be worried and there should be no government involvement.] [CARDONA - says there is no reality to the term death panels; denies there is any government involvement: it is a voluntary conversation.]

Reporter(s):
Kaye, Randi
Duration:
00:09:30

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