There have always been death panels here called "committees" at hospitals. In the 1990s my brother-in-law was denied a heart transplant and he died at age 54, my father at age 63. I am in kidney failure and for years have been on a transplant list and have had to go every year for re-evaluation by the "transplant team" who decides whether or not to keep me on the list. If they ever decide to not approve me for the list, I will die like so many already have. I also know several Filipinos (Asians seem to suffer kidney failure often) who try to bring their relatives here for medical care.