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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.

Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP)

The total percent of a state‚Äôs Medicaid expenses that are paid for by the federal government. This percentage can vary from 50 percent to 83…