THE DEATH PANEL: THE BACK STORY
“In hospitals, we see them everywhere. Senior doctors in white coats–males and females–with trainees in tow. We see them marching up and down the shiny tiled halls of our medical facilities. They barely have time to talk to you as they rush in and out of hospital rooms with plastic clipboards and pens in hand. Are these people potentially “medical terminators” waiting to pass judgment on our loved one’s life expectancy? Once before, I’ve had them threaten me to take away my mom. Are they part of some secret “death panel”?