Death Panels Are With Us

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  1. diehardgator1
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    Howard Dean former head of the DNC and so liberal his car only makes left turns is sounding off say the panel must be done away with.

    "Howard Dean: Congress should scrap 'health-care rationing body'

    Former Vermont governor and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean has had plenty of good things to say about Obamacare, but he does not believe an independent board that can determine health-care cost rates and services — dubbed a “death panel” by its most vociferous detractors — will work as intended.

    The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) — “essentially a health-care rationing body,” Mr. Dean writes — has “no possibility” of working to curb health care costs and “will almost certainly make the system more bureaucratic and therefore drive up administrative costs.”

    “By setting doctor reimbursement rates for Medicare and determining which procedures and drugs will be covered and at what price, the IPAB will be able to stop certain treatments its members do not favor by simply setting rates to levels where no doctor or hospital will perform them,” Mr. Dean writes in a piece in the Wall Street Journal.

    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog...-should-scrap-health-care-rati/#ixzz2aa7Dhpfj
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    There have been "death panels" long before there was a Obamacare, only they been the a tool of private health insurers.
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    I wonder if Politifact will brand Dean as a "pants on fire" award winner? Doubtful.

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