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August 11, 2009

"Death Panels" - How Rovian

-- by Dave Johnson

The old "Seeing the Forest Rule" is "When right-wingers are accusing others of something it is usually a cover for something THEY are doing." It is also very Carl Rovian, using the Sun Tzu tactic of attacking the enemy's greatest strength in ways that turn it into a weakness.

So if you look at health care reform, one of the biggest complaints people have -- and therefore one of reform's biggest strengths -- is that the insurance companies deny coverage if treatment is expensive: if the treatment might get in the way of the CEO's bonus the patient can just die.

So guess what, now they are saying that health care reform means that if treatment is expensive you can just die. This is the basis of the "Death Panel" myth.

I hope people can figure out what is happening here.

Posted by Dave Johnson at August 11, 2009 11:15 AM


Cookie Jill noted that it happened in Texas when GWB was governor:


I didn't even know about the Futile Care Law...

Posted by: elayneriggs.blogspot.com [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 15, 2009 8:55 PM

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