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Death panels already here

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Right now about 30 percent of every health care dollar goes to insurance monopoly conglomerates’ and the big pharmaceuticals’ overhead and profit. A large part of this represents medical care wrongfully and purposely denied. If you are looking for so-called death panels (actually death czars), they are existing for the corporate medical insurance industry, where single bureaucrats are under a directive to deny as much care as they can get way with. Every other major industrial country long ago switched to some kind of single-payer system, where full and comprehensive health care is a right of every tax-paying citizen. And not one of those countries has switched back to their previous inefficient, private for-profit systems. Worth Crouch, Auburn