Last week, President Barack Obama put the issue of death panels back on the table with a speech highlighting his desire to cut health care costs by giving more power to the Independent Physicians Advisory Board (IPAB), which is an unelected 15-member panel appointed solely by the president. IPAB has been a sore spot with opponents of Obamacare and pro-life advocates since the health care debate began in earnest in 2009.
Democrats and Republicans are joining to oppose one of the most important features of President Obama’s new deficit reduction plan, a powerful independent board that could make sweeping cuts in the growth of Medicare spending.
Mr. Obama wants to expand the power of the 15-member panel, which was created by the new health care law, to rein in Medicare costs.
So let the rationing begin. The IPAB is the death panel. Obama and congressional proponents of Obamacare have always known and intended that Obamacare contain extensive rationing of care to cut costs. They lied and laughed about the death panels, but that’s exactly what they want.
Do you want your healthcare in the hands of 15 “experts” appointed by the president and completely out of the hands of the congress or anyone else for that matter? Fifteen people? I think not, especially when you realize just what these experts plan. Obama has already said quality of life would not be considered because it was just too subjective when deciding certain care for the elderly and maybe just a red or blue pill would be fine.
The Obama administration is just eat up with whole lives people, all of whom want to devalue life, especially as to the elderly and the disabled. Just knock them off, pull the plug, whatever it takes because it is a waste of money to treat such people.
It is a diabolical belief system, unChristian and un American.
I can’t think of anything more sinister than being in the hospital and being at the mercy of some list they must check to see how much my life is worth as decided by some presidential panel stacked with 15 whole lives adherents.
And anybody who is comfortable with that is one who thinks it does not apply to them.
Posted: 04.26.11 @ 8:29 a.m.