It's built into the plan. It's not like a guess or like a judgment. That's going to be part of how costs are controlled
After Halperin stated that the 2008 media coverage of Obama was “the most favorable coverage of any presidential coverage" he's been a part of, Malzberg turned the conversation to the notorious “death panels” built into Obamacare, which would determine which critically ill patients would or would not receive life-extending care.
Malzberg: A lot of people said you weren’t going to be able to keep your health plan, but also they focus on the death panels, which will be coming—call them what you will, rationing is part of it...
Halperin: No, no, I agree. It’s going to be a huge issue, and that’s something else about which the president was not fully forthcoming and straightforward.
Malzberg: All right, so you do believe there will be rationing, aka “death panels.”
Halperin: It's built into the plan. It's not like a guess or like a judgment. That's going to be part of how costs are controlled.