You didn’t think the resurrection of death panels would begin and end with one Fox News legal contributor, did you? Donald Berwick’s supposedly nefarious plans for the nation’s seniors from his ominpotent perch atop the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (reporting to the Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services) are far too dangerous for that — and Rep. Michele Bachmann knows it.On the right wing radio show of Chris Edwards, Bachmann jumped on the death panels bandwagon yet again. According to ThinkProgress, the conversation went like this:
BACHMANN: He’s the one now who will be in charge of implementing full-scale Obamacare and he’ll be in charge of Medicare and Medicaid.
BAKER: Oh boy. That’s why I’m now referring to him as the chairman of the Obamacare death panel.
BACHMANN: That’s right.
BAKER: That’s my title.
BACHMANN: That’s right because this is his quote, and I have it right in front of me. He said, “the decision is not, whether or not we will ration health care. The decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.” Well, it’s with his eyes open. Because he’s going to be the one who is denying people care.
America’s seniors be warned: Berwick is coming for your precious care. Michelle Bachmann says so.