Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Dean Confirms "Death Panels"

Calls it "Rationing Board" 
Former Vermont Governor and DNC Chair, Howard Dean wrote in opposition to Obamacare's Independent Payment Advisory Board, calling it "essentially a health-care rationing body." 

"By setting doctor reimbursement rates for Medicare and determining which procedures and drugs will be covered and at what price, 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. "
"What ends up happening in these schemes (which many states including my home state of Vermont have implemented with virtually no long-term effect on costs) is that patients and physicians get aggravated because bureaucrats in either the private or public sector are making medical decisions without knowing the patients."

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