The biggest problem (though not the only problem) is this statement which is completely unsupported.
those cuts will kill people.
It seems obvious to me that you can cut costs without killing people, and that a panel of well-educated experts acting without any conflicts of interest is the best way to make these judgments.
Now the irony here is that the conservatives are trying to cut all of Medicare, replacing it with payments to private insurance companies.
This is a worse choice because in this case the people making the decisions will be employees of corporations whose primary purpose is to make the biggest profit possible. If I could choose between unbiased experts or corporate bean counters as the people deciding my treatment, option one seems like a pretty obvious choice.
I thought everyone was in agreement that we should be cutting costs.