Peter Orszag, President Obama’s budget director, basically admitted that under Obamacare, access to doctors and medicine will be rationed. And the people on the “powerful rationing panel” making life-or-death decisions will be government bureaucrats, not medical professionals.
In January, a group of health care providers and advocacy groups sent a letter to the administration opposing the Independent Payment Advisory Board, noting that it would not be accountable to anyone but the president, who has sole power to appoint its members.
If this “powerful rationing panel” decides that you will not get the operation, medical procedure or medication your doctor says you need and you subsequently die as a result, what would your grieving family call it?
A “death panel,” perhaps?