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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.

Cost Containment

Strategies focused on limiting the growth of health care costs. Includes attempts to reduce overutilization of health services, address provider reimbursement issues, eliminate waste, and…