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Obama's Recess Appointment Allows GOP To Resurrect Death Panels (VIDEO)


Johnson criticizes Berwick's admiration for what the National Health Service offers its citizens (even though he acknowledged its "warts") on the basis that his admiration will lead him to institute it in America -- which is, of course, outside of the scope of Berwick's job at CMS -- and then conflates Palin's death panels with the idea that the British just let old people die.

When you say that and when people die before they should in Great Britain and when they die at higher rates in terms of cancer and die of higher rates of heart attacks in hospital, isn't that, in effect, a death panel?

Naturally, Fox News didn't bother to check his facts, but TPM did. In fact, Americans have a higher rate of mortality for cancer than Britons do, and Americans have a higher rate of mortality from heart attacks than Britons do. America has the best health care system in the world, people. Never forget!

In the mean time, watch the video below.