ATTN: Sarah Palin

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If you are out there somewhere reading the Congressional Budget Office’s preliminary analysis of the Senate Finance Committee’s health care bill (and, really, aren’t we all?), I am sure you have already noticed an intriguing line-item under SUBTITLE I-MATERNAL, INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD VISITATION.

It says “Assisted Suicide.”

Have we finally found where they have hidden the Death Panels?

Actually, I am told that refers to the budgetary impact ($0) of an Orrin Hatch amendment, adopted by the committee, that would prohibit money from being used for assisted suicide. But CBO might want to be a little more careful about how they label these things. This is how misunderstandings get started.