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Congress, The Death Panels' Death Panel

May 9, 2013

The Affordable Care Act contained many provisions meant to help "bend the curve" of heath-care costs, including cuts to provider payments, incentives for doctors and hospitals to keep patients healthier, and pilot programs to test innovative new ways of providing care. It also included the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a group of medical experts who would evaluate treatments, drugs, and the like to see if Medicare was getting the most bang for its buck.

You might remember that, as part of a truly unprecedented campaign of disinformation, prominent health-care expert Sarah Palin declared t

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