Considering we’ve been told there is no Death Panel in Obama’s “health care” overhaul, I was really just kinda gobsmacked to read how there is, uh, a Death Panel in the new health care legislation. Of course, one must get to the very last paragraph in Bloomberg’s article to discover that.
…The legislation also creates an Independent Payment Advisory Board to suggest cuts in spending by Medicare, the government health program for the elderly and disabled, that could threaten payments for drug and device-makers. Starting in 2014, the panel’s recommendations would take effect unless federal lawmakers substitute their own reductions.
Oh wait, my bad. It’s not a Death Panel, silly me, it’s an “Independent Payment Advisory Board”. But hey Seniors, look at it this way, you not getting that pacemaker or those drugs that manage your blood pressure or Alzheimers–is a sacrifice for the larger good-the Legacy of Barack Obama. No wonder the AARP thinks this is such a great plan!