The first part of Obama Care was enacted under the Stimulus bill in 2009. They allocated $1.1 billion to create the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research (FCCCER).
What is that you ask? Short answer death panel. How? Comparative effectiveness research calculates who gets what. Basically it’s the cost of a procedure divided by the number of years the patient will benefit from it. You need a kidney and you’re under 40, OK. You need a kidney and you’re over 50, let’s discuss other therapies!
The FCCCER has morphed into the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) in the healthcare bill. A 15 person panel appointed by…wait for it…BARRY!
Read about both in the links below.