Death Panel or Life Panel ?
The proposed panels would not choose who dies. Death comes from life, sometimes it is random, sometimes its not so random. I think of it like a firing squad, we are all eventually lined up against the wall for the fates and Mother Nature to take shots at. What these panels will do is decide who is given a reprieve from standing at the wall.
Today we try to keep everyone from standing at the wall for as long as possible.
So maybe they are not technically death panels but life panels are just the other side of the same coin and no government official should be involved.