Much discussion is made about whether Sarah Palin was right that death panels are in the health bill or not. Truth is that they will be there whether they are stated or not. They won't be called that of course. They will be called budget committees or something like that. Maybe even a Congressional Oversight Committee.
It is very simple really. There is no place to save money on healthy people. Budgetary shortfalls can only happen to sick people. There is no other way. When someone is healthy there is no need to go to the doctor. When they run out of money like the Indian Health Service does every year, where do you think they will save money?
Before we trust them with our health care, the government needs to demonstrate their ability to clean up the Indian Health Service, the Veterans Administration and the military hospitals.