I caught this video over at Hot Air today, and thought it best to share it here. Kindly give a close listen to Peter Orszag, the current Director of the Office of Management and Budget under the POTUS.
So, we have the IPAB, which stands for Independent Payment Advisory Board. From what Orszag is saying; that it will cut costs by not being “based on quantity,” I think we can safely assume that this is a rationing body.
Now, if this is a rationing body, and they are going to cut costs by not treating things, might this also be the “death panel?” Both Sunstein and Emanuel (EZKILL, not Rahm), have both tagged end of life care as something to be limited. IPAB would seem to be a great way to accomplish just that. No, you won’t have to stand before them and justify your life, but they might just arbitrarily decide to not pay for something that keeps you alive. Considering that this already happens in the UK with cancer drugs, and 20,000 Brits with cancer are killed by the NHS each year, are we seeing a pattern here?
You be the judge. Also, note that Orszag states that the Congress was notified of this. So, not only have they been denying that rationing is part of ObamaCare, they were clearly aware that this is a lie. In the end, there will be unelected bureaucrats deciding what type of treatments that we can, or can not have. Add to that, the quotes from the aforementioned government officials who have been suggesting that we cut end of life care, and this law is everything that we’ve been saying it was all along.
Better get Granny ready for the pain pill.