Don't Call Them Death Panels
Call them death fence-posts. According to a commenter on Samizdata:
The problem is, they will outlaw almost everything while enforcing very little. Imprisonment by stealth. People will not know they are encircled until it is too late - like putting in all these very deep, robust fence-posts with no fence panels. All seems open. One day you will wake up and the panels are in, you are trapped and they can decide what law they wish to impose to nail whomsoever they desire.The proposed advisory panels might not be death panels but they have the structure to support death panels. They will make it possible to institute death panels later that will be fully staffed from the start and ready to obey orders.