Mark Halperin Corrects Himself on Obamacare 'Death Panels'

Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 11:05 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Time magazine's senior political analyst Mark Halperin on Tuesday corrected himself regarding a comment made a day earlier about Obamacare "death panels"  during "The Steve Malzberg Show."

Halperin, co-author of "Double Down: Game Change 2012," said on Newsmax TV Monday that the so-called death panels, which decide which critically ill patients receive care and which don't, are "built into" the Affordable Care Act.

"We do need to do some of that in this country, because we can't afford to spend so much on end-of-life care," he said. "A very high percentage of our healthcare spending is for a very small number of people at the last stages of their life."

Story continues below video.



On Tuesday, however, he corrected himself on Twitter, saying, 'My bad."



It's not the first time a high-profile media figure has raised eyebrows with views on death panels.

Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman told ABC's "This Week with Christiane Amanpour" in 2010 that the only way the U.S. will get its debt crisis under control is by the use of "death panels" and a national sales tax.

Related Stories:




© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Russia Convoy Enters Ukraine Without Kiev's Consent

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 10:17 AM

Russia's decision to send a convoy of aid trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine without Kiev's consent or an esc . . .

Widening Wealth Gap: 'Bottom 20%' Worse Off Than in 2000

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 18:05 PM

A report from the Census Bureau is the latest evidence that the rich are getting richer while the poor get poorer. . . .

WSJ: Reid Effort to Malign Koch Brothers, Republicans May Work

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 09:59 AM

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's strategy of bashing conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch appears . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved