Of the hundreds of new government agencies, panels, boards and commissions created by ObamaCare, one is the IPAB, or the Independent Payment Advisory Board, which is an euphemism for a more sinster mission. Sarah Palin called IPAB a ‘death panel’ and she’s spot on. ObamaCare mandates that the current U.S. health care system absorb 30 million more patients and do it with the same number of physicians, nurses, clinics, hospital beds and other medical services.
This is IPAB’s mission:
[Wikipedia] IPAB must develop a proposal to reduce Medicare spending in the implementation year by a specified amount. If it is required to develop a proposal, the Board must submit that proposal in January of the year before the implementation year; thus, the first proposal could be submitted in January 2014 to take effect in 2015. If the Board fails to submit a proposal that the Chief Actuary certifies will achieve the savings target, the Secretary of Health and Human Services must submit a proposal that will achieve that amount of savings. The Secretary must then implement the proposal unless Congress enacts resolutions made to override the Board’s (or the Secretary’s) decisions under a fast-track procedure that the law sets forth.
The contention that there is no ‘death panel’ in ObamaCare is like saying there is no skim in skimmed milk.
Another factor: there is no benefit to the average American but we must all jump over the cliff. The authors of ObamaCare simply cut off one end of the blanket and sewed it to the other end to make it seem longer.
Also, U.S. Democrat Socialists are taking a lesson from liberals in the U.K. who argue that there is no death panel in the U.K.’s government operated National Health System (NHS) but Steve Doughty at The Daily Mail reports reality:
Top doctor’s chilling claim: The NHS [the U.K.'s National Health Service] kills off 130,000 elderly patients every year — [But the U.K. has only 1/5 the population of the U.S. Under the same conditions and circumstances (which is where we're headed) the number in the U.S. would be 650,000 per year.]
• Professor says doctors use ‘death pathway’ to euthenasia of the elderly
• Treatment on average brings a patient to death in 33 hours
• Around 29 per cent of patients that die in hospital are on controversial ‘care pathway’ [...]
NHS doctors are prematurely ending the lives of thousands of elderly hospital patients because they are difficult to manage or to free up beds, a senior consultant claimed yesterday.
Professor Patrick Pullicino said doctors had turned the use of a controversial ‘death pathway’ into the equivalent of euthanasia of the elderly.
He claimed there was often a lack of clear evidence for initiating the Liverpool Care Pathway, a method of looking after terminally ill patients that is used in hospitals across the country.
It is designed to come into force when doctors believe it is impossible for a patient to recover and death is imminent.
It can include withdrawal of treatment â€“ including the provision of water and nourishment by tube â€“ and on average brings a patient to death in 33 hours.
There are around 450,000 deaths in Britain each year of people who are in hospital or under NHS care. Around 29 per cent â€“ 130,000 â€“ are of patients who were on the LCP.
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