Why Christians should oppose “death panels”


The revelation in The New York Times that Medicare chief Donald Berwick had done an end-run and revived Section 1233 of the health care reform bill passed last year—otherwise known as the “death panels” provision—restarted a debate that had gone cold (even though that decision has now been reversed on procedural grounds). Here at The Gospel Coalition, Rob Moll confessed that he is “dumbfounded as to why Christians aren’t vocally supportive” of the rules to pay Medicare doctors for end-of-life counseling.