The United States Senate can grant eternal life. I wish I was kidding, but the healthcare bill that passed the Senate with the support of Feinstein and Boxer contained language that prohibits future lawmakers from ever changing the Independent Medicare Advisory Board from being considered…ever.
Language was inserted that says “it shall not be in order in the senate or the house of representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection.”
Hats off to Sen. Jim Demint for this find. Of course this board will be charged with finding ways to reduce “costs” for Medicare. Other countries with government controlled health care reduce “costs” by reducing care and patients.
Eternal life for rationing, but an earlier death for some neglected Americans. Some Christmas present.