- Feb 27, 2013
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Read More At Investor's Business Daily: Sarah Palin Vindicated As Democratic Opposition To IPAB Death Panels Grows - Investors.comObamaCare: Some Democrats are signing on to bills repealing the powers of the Independent Payment Advisory Board to effectively ration health care for seniors. So Sarah Palin was right about those death panels after all?
Palin was mocked by liberals when at a Tea Party rally in Reno, Nev., in late 2010, shortly before the GOP retook the House of Representatives, she told attendees: "Don't be thinking that we've got victory for America in the bag yet. ... We can't party like it's 1773."
Leftist know-it-alls insisted that 1776 was the correct year, when in fact Palin was right: The Boston Tea Party she referred to — a protest of British oppressive taxation — happened on Dec. 16, 1773.
Palin was right as well, and also took a lot of heat, when she referred to ObamaCare's Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) as a death panel whose decisions would result in health care rationing.
(Under ObamaCare, IPAB's board of 15 presidentially appointed "experts" will be empowered to make arbitrary Medicare spending-cut decisions with virtually no congressional oversight or control.)
There are 40,700,000 citizens age 65 and older who are on Medicare.
Obamacare, and it’s funding panel, often referred to as the Death Panel, determines on a case by case basis what Medicare will and will not pay for in terms of surgeries, treatments, and drug regiments. If this panel uses the same criteria as the Internal Revenue Service, the enforcement arm of Obamacare, in reaching those decisions there is nothing preventing the panel from refuse funding based on political party affiliation.
Like Obama said, if you have terminal cancer you had better be prepared to receive only pain killers and attend an end-of-life seminar. If you are elderly, and need a hip transplant, get used to your wheel chair. Someone of working age will get it first.
Obamacare is only an illusion of health care. It is about absolute power. It about politicians making life and death calls. Is it any wonder Congress and their staff want no part of it. When government owns your health, government owns you.
Thomas Jefferson said. “If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as the souls who live under tyranny.” Hope and change is bringing big time sorry.