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(Now Hiring) Who Wants To Be A ‘Death Panelist’?
WaPo ^ | January 28, 2013 | Sarah Kliff

Posted on 01/29/2013 5:20:26 PM PST by DogByte6RER

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Who wants to be a ‘death panelist’?

Jonathan Gruber was one of the Obama administration’s key advisers during the health-care reform debate. As the economist who conceived the ideas at the heart of the Massachusetts health-care law, he is arguably the intellectual godfather of the Affordable Care Act.

All of which would make him a natural fit for the Independent Payment Advisory Board, the new, 15-member panel that has the authority to reduce Medicare doctors’ reimbursements and pilot new ways to deliver high quality care for less. There’s just one tiny problem: Gruber has absolutely no interest in serving on the panel. “No way,” he says without pause. “Maybe if it was a part-time gig. But full time? I can’t see it.”

It’s not just Gruber. Obama’s former health policy advisers worry that other top health economists, those in hot demand in academia and in the industry, won’t be interested in a federal job where the compensation is low, the political controversy high and the ultimate payoff unclear.

“It is supposed to be 15 members, with limited salaries who can’t do any outside work,” says Peter Orszag, the former director of the Office of Budget and Management under Obama who was a key proponent of IPAB. “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,” says Bob Kocher, a former Obama health policy adviser. “It doesn’t make sense for current thought leaders in American health care to want this.”

The Independent Payment Advisory Board is one of the Affordable Care Act’s most aggressive attempts at bending the health cost curve downwards.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008electionbias; affordablecareact; deathpanels; dystopia; genocide; healthcare; helpwanted; obamacare; socializedmedicine
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1 posted on 01/29/2013 5:20:31 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Ping for later


2 posted on 01/29/2013 5:21:51 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: DogByte6RER

What’s it pay ?

It’s not like you would have to do your job...none of the congresscritters do theirs.


3 posted on 01/29/2013 5:23:20 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Ohhh!!! Pick me, Mr. Kotter!!! Politicians and people who don’t use turn signals will be considered first.


4 posted on 01/29/2013 5:25:46 PM PST by karatemom
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To: DogByte6RER

Does it provide access to the secret stash of ammo?


5 posted on 01/29/2013 5:27:33 PM PST by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Wait, hold on..how could this be..I have been hearing for years from DemocRATS that there were no such thing as “Death Panels” that Sarah Palin made the whole thing up..but..its...actually...TRUE..WOW I am stunned..stunned I Tell ya/sarc


6 posted on 01/29/2013 5:28:28 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 21twelve
This is where we need Republicans with guts to step forward and take these jobs. With a handful of decisions over a few months they should be able to set in motion a house of horrors that will destroy the Democrat party within 5 years!

Obama and his running dog lackeys set these death panels in place imagining they would murder the innocent. We can turn the tables on them and dispose of them instead.

This is war.

7 posted on 01/29/2013 5:31:30 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: DogByte6RER

“It will be challenging to find 15 experts...”

No it won’t. They’ll end up hiring some abortionists.. wait and see. What’s the moral difference of killing a baby vs killing a person with cancer, or heart disease. In fact, their job will become easier. No more bloody gloves... just a swipe of a pen.


8 posted on 01/29/2013 5:35:20 PM PST by momtothree
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To: DogByte6RER

Going to be a b!tch when you appear before your death panel to present your case and you don’t speak Pakistani ... you’re dead!!!!


9 posted on 01/29/2013 5:35:23 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet
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Paging all Sith Lords....now hiring.


10 posted on 01/29/2013 5:36:08 PM PST by Kolath
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To: RetiredTexasVet

and you don’t speak Pakistani ... you’re dead!!!!
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Yeah, called the ‘suicide hot line’ and told my tale of woe to the Arab that answered and he asked if I could drive a truck.


11 posted on 01/29/2013 5:39:33 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: DogByte6RER
the new, 15-member panel that has the authority to reduce Medicare doctors’ reimbursements and pilot new ways to deliver high quality care for less.

Obama’s former health policy advisers worry that other top health economists, those in hot demand in academia and in the industry, won’t be interested in a federal job where the compensation is low, the political controversy high and the ultimate payoff unclear.

The same can be said for doctors in the near future. Who will be want to be a doctor in the future where the pay will be low and the criticism high. With no way to pay off your student loans.

With this advisory panel whose main function is deciding how to reduce cost to the health care system having the ultimate power over a doctors income I don’t see many intelligent people wanting to be a doctor.

12 posted on 01/29/2013 5:40:17 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: DogByte6RER

The Independent Payment Advisory Board is one of the Affordable Care Act’s most aggressive attempts at bending the health cost curve downwards.

Thats not bending the curve down and it does not provide quality care...whatever that means.

Its refusing to treat.

This stupid assinine bill is filled with mumbojumbo feel good bs that means nothing. Healthy outcomes, quality care, etc all drivel.

And we are stuck with this sh1t. Thanks, John Roberts. D1ckhead.


13 posted on 01/29/2013 5:46:07 PM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Pontiac

The “best and brightest” will practice off shore.
I expect to see clinics set up in the Caribbean to cater to high end US patients who have the resources to go beyond Obamacare.


14 posted on 01/29/2013 5:48:12 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: DogByte6RER

The unmentioned part is the positive effect the DPs will have on SocSec and Medicare.

Every year sliced off the average lifespan is a huge savings.


15 posted on 01/29/2013 5:49:38 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: DogByte6RER

Is there an age limit?


16 posted on 01/29/2013 5:51:06 PM PST by kempster
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To: kempster
Logans Run (1976) Pictures, Images and Photos Maximum age limit ... 30 years
17 posted on 01/29/2013 6:01:03 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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Logans Run (1976) Pictures, Images and Photos Some Logan's Run eye candy for an otherwise depressing subject about death panels ...
18 posted on 01/29/2013 6:05:22 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Irony wasted on the Obama lovers. Seems the panel that wants doctors to deliver FULL TIME high quality medicine for LESS MONEY cannot attract members to sit on the panel because of the LOW MONEY of the FULL TIME position.


19 posted on 01/29/2013 6:07:27 PM PST by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: Lawgvr1955

The show name Survivor is already taken but they can do a live Death Panel series on TV to see who makes it and who doesn’t. It should be a big hit in today’s society.


20 posted on 01/29/2013 6:21:48 PM PST by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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To: DogByte6RER
Not surprised they cant find anyone..today's health care industry pays far better for the same job..
21 posted on 01/29/2013 6:27:32 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: nascarnation
You are no doubt correct that health care tourism to the US will no longer be a big money maker for places like the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic.

No soon it will be the Bahamas and Granada.

Yes the well to do of this country will soon be joining the well healed Canadians on Life Flights to foreign hospitals because either top flight health care is unavailable at home or the long wait to receive care ensures they will be dead before they receive care.

22 posted on 01/29/2013 6:32:27 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Darn, I was thinking that would be a perfect job for Senior Citizens who are retired and looking for a little extra income.


23 posted on 01/29/2013 7:00:59 PM PST by kempster
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To: DogByte6RER

Darn, I was thinking that would be a perfect job for Senior Citizens who are retired and looking for a little extra income.


24 posted on 01/29/2013 7:01:16 PM PST by kempster
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To: DogByte6RER

I thought the Fetus Wraith Sebelious was in charge of that?


25 posted on 01/29/2013 7:01:46 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: DogByte6RER

For $165K a year I’d consider it. Of course they might not get as many death decisions as they’d like and they certainly wouldn’t like who I might choose to “get dead”.


26 posted on 01/29/2013 7:14:51 PM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Who Wants To Be A ‘Death Panelist’?

You rang?

27 posted on 01/29/2013 9:08:14 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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