I found a nifty little video at At The Point of a Gun in which Paul Krugman clears up once and for all any misconceptions about "the panels" (note how everyone laughs about death panels and saving money, as if it is some kind of inside joke):
So, there you have it. In Krugman's own words-death panels save money and we have one but it is called an "advisory board". The panel will decide which treatments are "worth" the money and which are not and their decisions will be binding.
A friend of mine was showing off pictures of his great niece and great nephew the other day. The twins, who were born weighing barely a pound each at 27 weeks are cute as can be. Their great uncled beamed at the sight of the (now) healthy and happy infants. Whatever their care cost was worth every penny. But of course, that is my opinion and my opinion, unlike that of a faceless advisory board, is not binding.
It wasn't too long ago that Krugman mocked the ignorant Right for believing in death panels yet now, he embraces them as necessary to ObamaCare. It says a lot about Krugman's honesty and the honesty of the Left who have made it clear that they are more than willing to lie to get their agenda through.