Insuring End-of-Life Talk Not Death Panels

September 1, 2014 (NRO) - Sarah Palin started the idea that paying doctors to discuss end-of-life care with patients were death panels. She soon corrected herself to properly note that health care rationing boards under Obamacare would be the death panels.

Ever since, even those who support rationing call them death panels. But to the subject at hand: I have never understood why paying doctors to hold these conversations was a big deal-either way. It seems to me that such discussions are a basic part of the physician's job, whether they get paid separately for it or not. CONTINUE

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