Fabulously lefty liberal Nobel prize economist Paul Krugman tells the lefty leaning panel on This Week that those “Death Panels” have been mischaracterized to scare people … but in fact in the long run will save us money on ineffective care.
He is of course referring to The Medicare Advisory Panel which has ultimate say in what types of procedures and drugs are covered, and oh by the way, can’t be challenged. Krugman doesn’t see too much wrong with this panel … because, hey, they’ll save us money.
First notice the qualifiers Krugman uses, willing to accept that the panel is right, and thus by denying ineffective treatment, it will save money.
PAUL KRUGMAN, NEW YORK TIMES: Think about people on the right. They’re simultaneously screaming, they’re going to send all of the old people to death panels and it’s not going to save any money. That’s a contradictory point of view.
TAPPER: Death panels would save money, theoretically.
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