Howard Dean, Sarah Palin agree: Obamacare IPAB (Death Panels) will fail. A Limerick.

On Obamacare IPAB
Howard Dean, Sarah Palin agree.
Once “the lie of the year” *
Those “Death Panels” we fear,
They will fail to the utmost degree.

In a July s28, 2013 Wall Street Journal op-ed former Governor of Vermont Howard Dean said:

“The Independent Payment Advisory Board is a “health-care rationing body,” which has the power to set rates for certain procedures for Medicare and determine which procedures and drugs will be covered.

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.”

While Dean agrees that costs need to be contained, he says the mechanism that will run the IPAB — known as rate-setting — has a 40-year track record of failure.

Former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin had the same opinion that it is a rationing body and the IPAB will decide who will die and who will live, strictly by bureaucratic regulation, not in a doctor patient relationship. She therefore dubbed them the IPAB “Death Panel.”

* PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year: ‘Death panels’
By Angie Drobnic Holan
Published on Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 5:15 p.m.

A winner in our “Lie of the Year” contest!
Of all the falsehoods and distortions in the political discourse this year, one stood out from the rest.
“Death panels.”
The claim set political debate afire when it was made in August, raising issues from the role of government in health care to the bounds of acceptable political discussion. In a nod to the way technology has transformed politics, the statement wasn’t made in an interview or a television ad. Sarah Palin posted it on her Facebook page.

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Retired engineer, graduated from Chalmers Technical University a long time ago with a degree in Technical Physics. Career in Aerospace, Analytical Chemistry, computer chip manufacturing and finally adjunct faculty at Pennsylvania State University, taught just one course in Computer Engineering, the Capstone Course.

One thought on “Howard Dean, Sarah Palin agree: Obamacare IPAB (Death Panels) will fail. A Limerick.”

  1. Death panels will be the enemy of the people. Obama care has driven many doctors out of medicare-medicaid . Less doctors means no care. That means death. There are many now that can’t get doctor or have to wait many months which equals death. Sarah Palin is 100 per cent right about these panels.

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