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LaMouffette

(1,986 posts)
Wed Aug 25, 2021, 11:35 AM Aug 2021

Remember how Republicans terrorized their base over the Obamacare "Death Panels"?

From the Atlantic (May 2014):

A "death panel," if you'll recall, is the idea that the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, includes provisions that allows federal officials to evaluate and decide whether an individual is "worthy of health care." If these officials decide that someone is not worthy of care, the thinking goes, then they are essentially condemning the person to death. None of that's really true, of course.


[link:https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/05/death-panels-will-be-sarah-palins-greatest-legacy/371888/|

How prescient of them to have foreseen the looming specter of death panels! Turns out, the death panels, which they feared would lay waste to the nation's grandmothers, was another case of Republican projection, since it is now Republican governors like Ron DeathSentence who are imposing death sentences on not our grandparents alone, but on everyone, including children, by refusing to mandate masks, vaccines, or vaccine passports.

They are the death panels they warned us about.



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Remember how Republicans terrorized their base over the Obamacare "Death Panels"? (Original Post) LaMouffette Aug 2021 OP
Everything is projection. Whatever they accuse others of doing is what they are doing or plan to do. Irish_Dem Aug 2021 #1
Insurance companies already have death panels and always have... Wounded Bear Aug 2021 #2
Yup! Remember Michael Moore's film "Sicko"? LaMouffette Aug 2021 #3
Wasn't that once labled Mad_Machine76 Aug 2021 #4
Blast from the past. multigraincracker Aug 2021 #5
That is excellent! First time I've seen it. I think you're onto something: Everyone, even LaMouffette Aug 2021 #6

Wounded Bear

(58,256 posts)
2. Insurance companies already have death panels and always have...
Wed Aug 25, 2021, 11:37 AM
Aug 2021

they're the ones who decide if a treatment or procedure is worth covering.

LaMouffette

(1,986 posts)
3. Yup! Remember Michael Moore's film "Sicko"?
Wed Aug 25, 2021, 11:41 AM
Aug 2021

I wonder when insurance companies are going to start refusing to pay for unvaxxed people's Covid hospital stays?

LaMouffette

(1,986 posts)
6. That is excellent! First time I've seen it. I think you're onto something: Everyone, even
Wed Aug 25, 2021, 01:24 PM
Aug 2021

the Republican base, likes a good laugh. We need hilarious commercials like this on TV to expose what the Republicans are up to. They will laugh, and although they might consciously have a knee-jerk reaction against the message, the idea might get lodged in their subconscious.

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