They already exist.
Joseph Ashby of the American Thinker web site writes that the Sarah Palin “Death Panels” are not included in the Health Care Bill Obama espouses. They already exist.
“H.R. 1 (more commonly known as the Recovery and Reinvestment Act, even more commonly known as the Stimulus Bill and aptly dubbed the Porkulus Bill) contains a whopping $1.1 billion to fund the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research. The Council is the brain child of former Health and Human Services Secretary Nominee Tom Daschle. Before the Porkulus Bill passed, Betsy McCaughey, former Lieutenant governor of New York, wrote in detail about the Council’s purpose.”
Obama has already said that it does not create the panels, but will allow a doctor to be paid to convince a patient to take their own life instead of accepting treatment; so-called “end of life counseling” which is currently a standard “medical” practice.