Palin: Obama's Health Plan Is 'Downright Evil'

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2009 5:47 AM CDT
Sarah Palin carries her son Trig up a jetway before departing from Fairbanks, Alaska during last year's campaign.   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin has denounced the Obama administration's plans for health care reform as "downright evil" in a posting on her Facebook page, TPM reports. "The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care," Palin wrote.

"As more Americans delve into the disturbing details of the nationalized health care plan that the current administration is rushing through Congress, our collective jaw is dropping, and we’re saying not just no, but hell no!" Palin wrote, urging her supporters to make their voices heard in the health care debate, and emphasizing her fear that "the sick, the elderly, and the disabled" will suffer the most "when they ration care. "The former governor's claims appear to be based on a provision in the health bill that would require Medicare to pay for voluntary end-of-life counseling sessions.