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Guess What: Obama’s Having a Hard Time Finding Anyone to Serve on That So-Called ‘Death Panel’
http://www.theblaze.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Becket Adams

Posted on 01/29/2013 4:11:27 PM PST by lowbridge

The 15-member Independent Payment Advisory Board (i.e. the so-called “death panel”) included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) has run into a bit of problem: Very few want to join.

Jonathan Gruber, for example, helped lay the groundwork for Massachusetts’ health-care law and played an important role in making “Obamacare” the law of the land. So you’d think he’d be an obvious choice for the panel, right?

“No way,” he said, according to the Washington Post. “Maybe if it was a part-time gig. But full time? I can’t see it.”

And he’s not alone.

“It is supposed to be 15 members, with limited salaries who can’t do any outside work,” former director of the Office of Budget and Management under Obama Peter Orszag said. “It will be challenging to find top 15 health-care experts are who would want that job.”

“You’re joining an organization that has uncertain authority with the certainty of being deeply political and widely criticized,” said former Obama health policy adviser Bob Kocher. “It doesn’t make sense for current thought leaders in American health care to want this.”

The creators of “Obamacare” claim the board’s chief purpose is to keep the cost of Medicare in check by changing the amount of Medicare’s doctor payments (in the past, these changes have been left up to legislators). And it’s because the panel has the power to amend these payments while also coming up with new ways to “deliver high quality care for less,” as the WaPo puts it, that critics of the law claim it will lead to rationed medicine.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: deathcare; healthcare; nothealthcare; obama; obamacare; romneycare; socializedmedicine

1 posted on 01/29/2013 4:11:41 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

I’ll do it... I have a few old liberals I’d like to get even with

Wait- you think this will nevewr happen the other way around? Which group of people has no problem murdering innocent babies still in the womb?


2 posted on 01/29/2013 4:13:39 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: lowbridge

I’ll take it.


3 posted on 01/29/2013 4:14:01 PM PST by Morris70
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To: lowbridge

“...It will be challenging to find top 15 health-care experts are who would want that job...”

Experts?

zero has never let that stand in his way...


4 posted on 01/29/2013 4:14:23 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: lowbridge
Maybe Goebbels and Mengele have a few relatives or devotees left on the planet.

Try them.

5 posted on 01/29/2013 4:14:38 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: lowbridge

I’ll do it! I’ll be like the Hanging Judge, in reverse. I’ll have engraved on my gavel, “Let ‘em live!”


6 posted on 01/29/2013 4:15:07 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: lowbridge

0bama could get people like Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farakahn to be on the death panels. It would be a great opportunity to get even with Whitey.


7 posted on 01/29/2013 4:15:32 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: lowbridge

Even Cthulhu would refuse that job.


8 posted on 01/29/2013 4:18:10 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: lowbridge

Don’t worry ,they’ll find the medi-technocrats to do it.


9 posted on 01/29/2013 4:19:24 PM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: lowbridge
“No way,” he said, according to the Washington Post. “Maybe if it was a part-time gig. But full time? I can’t see it.”

Ha, the edict singly responsible for turning more full-time jobs into part-jobs than anything in American history has trouble finding people who want to work full time.

10 posted on 01/29/2013 4:19:48 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: lowbridge
They should be looking for high-ups in Planned Parenthood, they have no qualms about murder.
11 posted on 01/29/2013 4:19:54 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: lowbridge
. . . if the administration finds it cannot staff the panel, its duties and power will be temporarily transferred to the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

IOW, Cass Sunstein, Daniel Berwick, Van Jones types. Don't worry, party affiliation will have no effect on whether you are chosen to live or die.

12 posted on 01/29/2013 4:20:23 PM PST by Jacquerie ("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: lowbridge
"Dr. Mengele, Paging Dr. Josef Mengele. You have a job offer from the White House in your area of expertise. Please pick up the black courtesy phone and dial 666."

We know what sort of person wants this job; it can't be that hard to find them.

13 posted on 01/29/2013 4:20:36 PM PST by Pollster1
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To: lowbridge

Board members of planned parenthood and abortionists would jump at the chance.


14 posted on 01/29/2013 4:21:20 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: jiggyboy
doh, fixed it:

“No way,” he said, according to the Washington Post. “Maybe if it was a part-time gig. But full time? I can’t see it.”

Ha, the edict singly responsible for turning more full-time jobs into part-jobs than anything in American history has trouble finding people who DON'T want to work full time.

15 posted on 01/29/2013 4:21:20 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: lowbridge
I'll do it too.

What's it pay?

I've 20 yrs of Health Care experience...

16 posted on 01/29/2013 4:25:02 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LAVE)
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To: lowbridge
“You’re joining an organization that has uncertain authority with the certainty of being deeply political and widely criticized,” said former Obama health policy adviser Bob Kocher. “It doesn’t make sense for current thought leaders in American health care to want this.”

But I'm sure there are some mid-level managers at the IRS who would just be giddy at the chance..............

17 posted on 01/29/2013 4:25:44 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: lowbridge
Obama’s Having a Hard Time Finding Anyone to Serve on That So-Called ‘Death Panel’

Luckily he has a JOBS COUNCIL he could approach. Oh wait, that's been shut down. Of all the luck.

18 posted on 01/29/2013 4:26:22 PM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: lowbridge
Maybe if El Presidente would throw in some of those nifty Obama Corps arm bands? Absent that, he could get 15 of the SEIU foot soldiers.
19 posted on 01/29/2013 4:27:13 PM PST by Truth29
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To: lowbridge

the ones who really want to be on the panel will be everyone’s problems.


20 posted on 01/29/2013 4:33:04 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: illiac
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21 posted on 01/29/2013 4:54:32 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: Secret Agent Man

Bingo.


22 posted on 01/29/2013 4:56:57 PM PST by Girlene
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To: lowbridge

no problem. dear leader will just outsource the jobs to the brits and euros.


23 posted on 01/29/2013 5:08:06 PM PST by dadfly
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To: lowbridge

So Jack Kevorkian is the only one?


24 posted on 01/29/2013 5:40:27 PM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: lowbridge

Maybe Hillary...She’s already chalked up at least 4...Then there’s Foster, Brown....


25 posted on 01/29/2013 6:03:24 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: lowbridge

What has this got to do with “health care”?

This is all about cost savings and reducing the Medicaid and Social Security roles.

Just provide 15 monkeys with rubber stamps, reading “DENIED”.


26 posted on 01/29/2013 6:55:38 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: lowbridge

Offer enough $$$ to the typical abortionist and the panels will be easily staffed.


27 posted on 01/29/2013 6:59:33 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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