Obamacare “Death Panel” Faces Increased Democrat Opposition

by Ryan on August 8, 2013

in Health Care,Politics

Obamacare’s “Independent Payment Advisory Board,” or IPAB, now has at least 22 high profile Democrats backing its repeal, which now includes Howard Dean who argues that IPAB makes the system more bureaucratic.

One doesn’t need a long drawn out excuse to oppose IPAB — it sucks on its own accord.

IPAB is a rationing board of unelected bureaucrats who will tell doctors which suggested treatments, procedures, and/or medicines will be covered or reimbursed by doctors making those suggestions.  If you’re too old, too high risk, don’t vote the right way or there’s just not enough cash in Obama’s stash, you can be denied treatment by this board.  This is especially the case for those on Medicare or Medicaid.

In essence, it is the infamous “death panel” Sarah Palin spoke of in 2009.  Regardless, even Democrats are starting to see what a bad idea rationed care will be!  That’s positive.

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labman57 August 10, 2013 at 10:58 am

Palin’s ignorant “death panel” rant was in reference to the optional “living will” consultation that was to be funded under the ACA.

ALL health insurance providers assess cost vs. need. Suggesting that this payment coverage assessment is unique to the ACA and that it is a contrived means of preventing certain types of medical treatments from being provided is simply more fear-mongering hyperbole from an ideological group that lacks a compelling argument based on reality.

The closest example that you will find to a true death panel would be the bean counters in the private health insurance industry who deny coverage for potentially life-saving treatments under the guise that these expensive procedures are “experimental”.

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