N.Y. Times columnist: Death panels will save ‘a lot of money’

Paul Krugman tells ‘Roundtable’ economists agree it’s ‘going to be major’
Posted: March 30, 2010
By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

Left-leaning New York Times economic columnist Paul Krugman says the so-called “death panels” established by President Obama’s trillion-dollar nationalized health-care plan will end up saving “a lot of money” for the government.

The comments from Krugman, who also writes on the New York Times blogs, came during a discussion of “Obamacare” on the ABC News Sunday program “This Week.”

“People on the right, they’re simultaneously screaming, ‘They’re going to send all the old people to death panels,’ and ‘It’s not going to save any money,'” he said.

Another panelist interjected, “Death panels would save money,” to which Krugman responded:

The advisory panel which has the ability to make more or less binding judgments on saying this particular expensive treatment actually doesn’t do any good medically and so we are not going to pay for it. That is actually going to save quite a lot of money. We don’t know how much yet. The CBO gives it very little credit but, but most, most of the health care economists I talk to think that’s going be a really, uh a really major cost saving.

The video has been posted on the Conservatives4Palin website, and it was Palin who was among the first to denounce the “death panel” concept in the Democrats’ government-run health care plan. That’s the idea that appointed government officials who under the plan will have access to medical records will determine if a treatment will be provided to a needy patient. Theoretically, that could be a death sentence for a patient denied a treatment.

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3 Responses to “DOCTOR’S ORDERS”

  1. Wanderant Says:

    When the PARASITES (Obamamaniacs) finally kill the HOST (productive Americans), the parasite dies.

    “Smart” parasites, those that live long enough to reproduce subsequent generations, do not kill the host because even THEY realize that they, and their progeny, need the host to remain “productive” in order for the lazy parasites to survive.

    Given the policies and mandates in the ObamaCare Bill, I don’t think that the Obamamaniacs are “smart” parasites…

  2. PATRIOT Says:

    What is all this complaining about? Why should only rich white people be able to get the treatment to live longer? It took our GENIUS President to level the playing field. We will have health care for ALL Americans….no matter their socio-economic condition or race. Besides if a majority of all health care cost are used in the end of life and your life ends anyway then why waste the money? In the past we allowed people to die with dignity. Now we prop them up with machines and medications that only prolong the inevitable. Y’all didn’t mind seeing minorities die at young ages for over 200 years. Now the Grim Reaper is knocking on y’all’s door and y’all wanna complain!

  3. Wanderant Says:

    …Hmmmm, according to Patsy, it sounds like the leftie government death panel will select it’s victims based on race….I think that is called racism.

    Wonder who will be selected to die (under the new commie system) when a right wing administration is in power?

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