Thursday, December 2, 2010

Quote of the Day (December 2, 2010)

Ed Morrissey:
"Obama’s deficit commission... pronounces [ObamaCare] unsustainable — unless it includes hard caps on coverage and decisions made to stop care. Doesn’t this sound a little familiar? ... Sarah Palin aroused the ire of critics for mentioning 'death panels' as part of ObamaCare, but that is the end stage of health-care rationing. The IPAB created by ObamaCare has a specific mission to reduce per capita spending in Medicare, using either explicit end-of-care decisions or indirectly influencing those by denying reimbursements... In fact, that’s the very process the deficit commission says will be needed to make ObamaCare viable. Peter Orszag made it clear how IPAB would become one of the most powerful agencies in the federal government, and how its decisions would mainly be out of reach of Congress as part of its design. That was clear early in the process, as was how that power would be used. Now the deficit commission has not only recognized it but argues that without a 'death panel,' ObamaCare simply won’t work. Which is what Sarah Palin argued all along."
- JP

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