60,000 last year – one third of their families seem not to have been consulted. Some number of the dead were conscious – and did not give their consent – when the decision was made for them. The Health secretary thinks it’s a “fantastic step forward” that the typical time-to-death is 29 hours.
Can you say “death panels”? I knew you could – you just didn’t believe it because it was Sarah Palin saying it.