Appearing in today’s N&R, George Will analyzes the presidential debate.

In the process, Will takes a look at Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board, which he says will in fact make decisions about treatments “by controlling payments to doctors and hospitals.”

But here’s the bottom line:

America can be the society it was when it had a spring in its step, a society in which markets — the voluntary collaboration of creative individuals — allocate opportunity. Or America can remain today’s depressed and anxious society of unprecedented stagnation in the fourth year of a faux recovery — a bleak society in which government incompetently allocates resources in pursuit of its perishable certitudes and on behalf of the politically connected.

This is the crossroad we now face.