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Death Panel

A fictional political term that refers to a supposed committee of doctors and/or bureaucrats who would decide which critically ill patients receive treatment, allegedly leaving the rest to die. Sometimes conflated with, and likely derived from, the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) established by the Affordable Care Act.

Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)

The agency that oversees federal health care programs. Included in HHS are CMS, CDC, FDA, and NIH, among others.