Category Archives: Death Panel BS

VIDEO: HOW OBAMACARE WILL KILL SENIORS

If you are under the impression that it is impossible to calculate the value of a human life, you are obviously not an HHS bureaucrat. This calculation, so elusive for philosophers and sages throughout the millennia, is child’s play for such people. They have, in fact, already devised a formula for pricing out your life. [...]

THE LATEST MEDIA LIE ABOUT NEWT: HE WAS FOR DEATH PANELS (UPDATED … MEA CULPA)

The NYT, Washington Post and other media outlets are insinuating that Gingrich wrote an op-ed in 2009 advocating the kind of end-of-life counseling that Donald Berwick tried to impose on Medicare patients last year. Here’s how the National Journal put it: Gingrich wrote a July 2009 op-ed on [WaPo's] web site that praised Gundersen Lutheran Health [...]

SECRET USE OF DO NOT RESUSCITATE ORDERS IN BRITAIN’S NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE

In Monday’s American Spectator,  I wrote about the new regulation requiring insurance companies to report your health information so HHS can develop a list of “50 to 100 medical conditions to identify high cost individuals.” If you want to know where this sort of thing is headed, I recommend this article in The Telegraph: Elderly patients are [...]

THE GREAT ONE STOOPS TO QUOTE ME

Mark Levin built a segment of his Friday show around my American Spectator column on the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). He reads the most important excerpts, and doesn’t shrink from calling IPAB by its proper name—-death panel. Here’s the audio clip:

BUT DON’T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT

If you’re not convinced by my claim that IPAB is bad medicine, read Paul Hsieh’s write-up at Pajamas Media about ObamaCare’s powerful rationing board: One of President Obama’s key proposals to reduce skyrocketing Medicare costs is a so-called Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The IPAB would consist of 15 members appointed by the president (and [...]

IPAB IS AN ACRONYM FOR DEATH PANEL

My latest column for the American Spectator delves deeper into the unsavory realities of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB): IPAB was created pursuant to section 3403 of the ironically named Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and its ostensible purpose is to “control costs.? In reality, it will do nothing at all about costs. [...]

IPAB: MAY I DEBUNK A TALKING POINT?

Since the President was was kind enough to remind everyone about ObamaCare’s death panel, the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), the main lefty talking point is the following  (which I saw repeated almost verbatim at a dozen progressive blogs and “news” sites before I got bored): The ACA severely limits the scope of IPAB recommendations, specifically [...]

END-OF-LIFE COUNSELING MEETS THE DEATH PANEL

Remember that nice Christmas gift we got from Obama’s Medicare czar? Well, the Obama administration evidently couldn’t handle the heat it generated and took it back to the Returns Desk yesterday: Reversing a potentially controversial decision, the Obama administration will drop references to end-of-life counseling from the ground rules for Medicare’s new annual checkup, a White House official said [...]

AN ACTUAL DOCTOR EXPLAINS WHY YOU SHOULD WORRY ABOUT GOVT-SPONSORED END-OF-LIFE COUNSELING

Dr. Milton Wolf has written an op-ed in the Washington Times that explains why you should be worried about those “death panels” that the Democrats and the MSM (but I repeat myself) keep telling us don’t exist: Dr. Donald Berwick, President Obama’s choice as Medicare chief, in a profoundly arrogant move, reinstated, effective this week, [...]

MEDIA CONTINUE TO LIE ABOUT BUSH & GOVT-SPONSORED END-OF-LIFE COUNSELING

The “news” media have been conscientiously parroting the White House talking point (i.e. lie) that Donald Berwick’s bureaucratic end run around Congress on government-sponsored end-of-life counseling (i.e. tricking Granny into signing her own death warrant) is just a continuation of a Bush administration policy. This latest Obot whopper has been corrected by the WSJ and Kirsten Powers at [...]