In Mon intv I did not say "death panels" nor do I believe ACA contains them. Was speaking of political/policy challenge of IPAB cuts. My bad— Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) November 26, 2013
Howard Dean: "The IPAB is essentially a health-care rationing body." Again, not endorsing that view, but shows coming political challenge— Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) November 26, 2013
During an interview on Monday, Halperin seemed to agree with right-wing shock jock Steve Malzberg's assertion that "there will be rationing, a.k.a 'death panels.'"
"It's built into the plan. It's not like a guess or like a judgment. That's going to be part of how costs are controlled," Halperin said in the interview.