Awhile back, Sarah Palin gained fame or notoriety for mentioning how Obamacare involved death panels. That sparked a wave of righteous indignation and denials. Though, when they weren’t trying to dismiss Palin, Liberals like Paul Krugman didn’t hesitate to not only admit to death panels, but to present them as a feature.

But saying that Obamacare uses death panels is really to positive a portrayal, According to one physician’s recent testimony, Obamacare doesn’t “have” death panels. Rather, Obamacare is a death panel.

“I have now posted a notice in my office and each exam room stating exactly what Obamacare will cover for those yearly visits. Remember Obama promised this as a free exam — no co-pay, no deductible, no charge. That’s fine and dandy if you are healthy and have no complaints. However, we are obligated by law to code specifically for the reason of the visit. An annual exam is one specific code; you cannot mix this with another code, say, for rectal bleeding. This annual visit covers the exam and ‘discussion about the status of previously diagnosed stable conditions.’ That’s the exact wording under that code — insurance will not cover any new ailment under that code. If you are here for that annual exam, you will not be covered if you want to discuss any new ailment or unstable condition. I cannot bait and switch to another code — that’s illegal. We, the physicians, are audited all the time and can lose our license for insurance fraud. You, the patient, will then have to make a decision. Do you want your “free” yearly exam, or do you want to pay for a visit which is coded for a particular, new problem?”

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