This is the first time I have linked another persons blog to mine...This is spot on...
The New York Crank: America already has death panels. They're called health insurance companies.
Even though the health insurance reform bill has passed and is now law, the very fact that these same insurance companies are actively looking for ways to get around the law is witness to the need to read this article.
Private health insurance companies have one thing in mind - and that is to make a profit and satisfy their shareholders. Policy holders who make claims only get in the way of profits. Insurance companies have done whatever they can to deny claims. This will not change now that - ta da! - Reform is here!
The only way to really change things is to have a single payer Medicare for all system. With a 3% overhead, Medicare certainly beats private insurance. Yes, it's not perfect, but nothing is.