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That recurring liePosted Wednesday, January 5, 2011, at 3:29 PM
The GOP keeps claiming that the Obama health plan includes "death panels."
All that's going on is simply that Medicare will pay for one yearly counseling session between individuals and physicians on how they -- the patient -- want end-of-life issues to be handled.
No more, no less. The "death panel" claim is an example of how far some politicians and their supporters will spread untruths. To claim that the rule will lead to something further is far-fetched.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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