Who convinced you that this amounted to a "death panel"? Its a change up since the original Palinesque death panel which was the provision that physicians get paid for end of life counseling. I remember proving to you that it was a lie, guess the rest of your party got on board and had to find another definition of "death panel".<quoted text>
You need to dig through the massive pages of this monstrosity called health care reform and find this part:
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act calls for the establishment of a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
The new instituteís purpose is to carry out ďcomparative clinical effectiveness research,Ē which is defined in the law as evaluating and comparing ďhealth outcomesĒ and ďclinical effectiveness, risks and benefitsĒ of two or more medical treatments or services.
The purpose of the research is purportedly for the government to determine which treatments work best so that money is not spent on less effective treatments.
It consists of a Board of Governors including 19 members representing key players in health care appointed by the Government Accountability Office as well as the directors of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institutes of Health.
The PCORI is to consider ďthe effect on national expenditures associated with a health treatment, strategy, or health condition.Ē
I kid you not.
Funny stuff idn't it?