There never was any question that a nationalized government health care system would require "death panels". All such plans just do, as somebody has to decide where to put resources. When BIG GOVERNMENT strips you and I of our right to decide what to spend on our health, and how to spend it, BIG GOVERNMENT MUST make the choices regarding resources.
Under ObamaCare, the Federal government has just naturally punted on that decision-making process, to the degree they can. They have pushed mandates down to the states, via Medicare, that are forcing the individual states to cut back on what they can provide. This is called "economics".
As a result, people in all 50 (or is it 57?) states will be more ill, in more pain, and simply die. This will happen regardless of who sits in the governor's mansion, or who controls the legislature. The iron laws of economics are asserting themselves.
The state [of Arizona] stopped paying for heart, liver and other transplants on Oct. 1, prompting criticism of Governor Jan Brewer, a Republican.
Now, I don't care who you are...THAT is irony!“We are the only state that has cut transplant care,” state Representative Anna Tovar, a Democrat from Tolleson who received a stem-cell transplant, said in a telephone interview. “Who are they to put a figure on a person’s life?”
There will, of course, be Federal death panels, as well. Again, somebody has to decide what to spend on your health, and Obama and the Deemocrats took that choice from you.