Could the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) be at the Center of the 2012 Election Battle for America?
What? “What,?” you ask.
We reported several times on the Obamacare disaster over the last four months and devoted a post, “REAL DEATH PANELS,” March 23RD specifically to the known dangers of the Independent Payment Advisory Board. “We have to Pass (the PPACA) to find out what’s in it,” Nancy Pelosi just 14 months ago. The Devil was and is in the details. It is just very difficult to locate the actual tyrannical mechanism in the maze the old misleader constructed.
“This one is the real baby right here.” Declared Congressman Phil Roe (R, TN) referring to the Palin declaration that Obamacare had a death Panel. Well it turned out to be a whole lot more and a whole lot worse than that. Health care supply expert, David Racer seeing an almost unstoppable and unlimited power grab, called the IPAB a financial stranglehold:
The IPAB will execute a financial stranglehold on how, how much, when, and what for doctors, hospitals, and health care providers are paid. Never mind the individual medical needs. Never mind the financial aspects of providing medical services. The 15 Czars in the new command-and-control health care system will decide what is good for us, and how much professionals should be paid to favor us with it.
“[T]o pry the entire health care industry from private hands.”
Now Joe Herring writing in the American Thinker Tuesday expanded revealingly on Racer’s point:
To describe this board as a “death panel,” as Rush Limbaugh has, is to underestimate its power and misconstrue its purpose. While it is true that IPAB will decide which life-saving treatments and drugs Medicare and Medicaid recipients may access, its ultimate function will be to serve as a lever with which to pry the entire health care industry from private hands.
Yes, the repeal of Obamacare and its IPAB shall be at the center of the election to restore America. Go read all of Joe’s piece.