There is no government option, dumbasss.<quoted text>
"Death panel" is, perhaps, a hyperbole.
The truth is there will be government-appointed persons who will advise physicians in determining quality of life over cost ratio for treatments and procedures.
You can see the connection. The government will be the main health care insurer at the taxpayers' expense, and they will want to keep costs down.
The panel provides the best options only to treat certain conditions. It does not make any decisions.
Decisions are made by the doctors & patients.