Ezekial Emanuel, brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, heads the National Institutes of Health. Since President Obama disassembled the former President’s Council on Bioethics, Emanuel has a more central power and authority over health decisions.
He is a supporter of health care rationing, which is
relevant to the current health care debate. In a Lancet article
earlier this year, he suggested that age be a proper method of
allocating scarce resources, and indeed, stated that age based
allocation is not invidious discrimination.
Look at the links to Emanuel’s writings there.
He seems to be saying, be ageist, just call it something different.