Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Liberal Barney Frank Even Hates Death Panels

Liberal Barney Frank Even Hates Death Panels

Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network says IPAB needs to go

November 29, 2011 (St. Petersburg, FL) - As Obamacare continues to unravel, even corrupt politicians are throwing their weight behind repealing extremely harmful parts of the law. The latest is Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), the retiring congressman who may be best known for his role behind the financial collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Daily Caller reported today that Frank came out in favor of repealing the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a death panel-like operation of unelected bureaucrats tasked with allocating limited resources to Medicare patients. Bobby Schindler, co-executive director of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, said the following:

"When grossly immoral politicians like Barney Frank publicly supports repeal of a large part of Obamacare that rations healthcare to the elderly, the law is obviously severely flawed. The entire law is a huge step towards rationing of care to those who need it most, determined by unelected bureaucrats holed in some government office as they decide who gets to live and die.

"First Donald Berwick, who fawned over how wonderful rationing is, resigned from his post as head of Medicare and Medicaid, and now Barney Frank has determined that IPAB is an awful idea. If a liberal lion like Barney Frank can't even stomach IPAB, why should the American people? We hope that Obamacare continues to unravel and is ultimately either struck down as unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court or is fully repealed by the US Congress. No one, especially the government, has the right to decide who gets to live and die."

The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group dedicated to helping persons with disabilities, and the incapacitated who are in or potentially facing life-threatening situations.