|Team ObamaCare to Recruit 'Death Panelists'|
|by Tom McGregor||Wed, Jan 30, 2013, 12:43 AM|
The White House has recently launched a recruitment drive to hire so-called medical experts that would decide who gets to live or die under the Obama Healthcare Act. The marketing campaign intends to utilize Orwellian doublespeak to boost recruitment. The death panelists would be called 'Independent Payment Advisory Board,' and its public relations slogan: "reduce Medicare doctors' reimbursements."
According to the Washington Post, "the board has drawn heavy criticism since it became part of the health-care law, with detractors drawing fire from the Obama administration and the health care act's other supporters for referring to the board as a 'death panel' that would 'ration' seniors’ care. Even Democrats who staunchly support the Affordable Care Act have blasted the IPAB as an unjustified power grab.”
The death panelist law specifies that the board must be composed of "individuals with national recognition for their expertise in health, finance and economics, actuarial science," along with other related medical fields.
As reported by the Washington Post, "'members will serve a six-year term and during that time are barred from 'any other business, vocation or employment.' For their service, IPAB members will make an annual salary of $165,300, less than they would likely earn in the private sector or academia."
Some supporters of ObamaCare are demanding the White House offer higher salaries for 'death panelists.'
To read the entire article from the Washington Post, link here:
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