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NBC Panel Frets Over Health Care Costs to Treat Elderly Woman Denied CPR

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<p>During a panel discussion on Tuesday's NBC <em>Today</em> about an elderly woman being denied CPR at an assisted living facility and later dying, pundit Donny Deutsch immediately worried about the health care expense that may have been incurred if the woman had lived: "It's obviously a very sad story, but it really brings up, I think, a larger issue that we've got to get our arms around, that 25% of the health care costs are against people in their last year of their life, the 4 or 5% of people, keeping people alive."</p><p><em>More in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2013/03/06/nbc-panel-frets-ov…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC's NewsBusters blog. </em></p>

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