• We had a big controversy in the United States when there was a limited number of dialysis machines. In Seattle, they appointed what they called a 'God committee' to choose who should get it, and that committee was eventually abandoned. Society ended up paying the whole bill for dialysis instead of having people make those decisions.

    "Ezra Klein Interviews Ezekiel Emanuel on 'Death Panels' and D.C. Food". Interview with Ezra Klein, August 16, 2009.
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