Palin Lashes Death Panels in Hannity Tirade
'I won't back off,' she vows
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2010 2:37 AM CST
Updated Jan 7, 2010 6:51 AM CST
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin yesterday vehemently reiterated her controversial criticism of "death panels" that she is convinced are part of health reform, reports Huffington Post. "If we have our health care paid for by the bureaucracy, depending on our health condition, depending on our age, we're going to be subject to bureaucrats deciding, in panels and commissions—just like they do overseas—who will be worthy of receiving the health care that government is going to provide," Palin says in the first of a two-part interview with Sean Hannity.

"That is the death panel that I've referred to, and I won't back off on criticizing that aspect of the health care bill. It's a scary situation for us to be in. We can't give up. We have to be more vigilant than ever." Palin surmised the existence of "death panels"—a phrase coined by her—from optional end-of-life counseling to be paid for by Medicare mentioned in versions of the health care bill. The creation of death panels was recently named the No. 1 lie of the year by the St. Petersburg Times.

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alt5610
Jan 9, 2010 11:39 AM CST
first of all insurance co now decide who's worthy of medical attention based upon how much money you spend on the insurance. secondly this end of life care is in essence the ability to make a specific appointment with your health care provider to discuss and work out things such as living wills, and POA, assisted suicide is still in the future. not that i disagree with that i mean we treat our animals better than we treat our aged and dying.
Kenja
Jan 9, 2010 7:40 AM CST
al-Qaeda loves you WhatTha!
yummines
Jan 8, 2010 12:56 PM CST
Sigh... It has been constantly noted that Palin's "Death Panels" are an outright lie, yet people choose to live in their own fantasy world with Palin and believe her. Do people really think that avoiding rational and logical thought is a good idea? Seems all Palin followers are like that...